Me coming in between Rahul, Akhilesh led to their defeat in UP: Adityanath

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday took a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, saying that he coming in between them could be one of the reasons for their defeat in the recently held assembly elections. Delivering his maiden speech in the Parliament two days after taking over as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Adityanath jocularly said that he is an year elder to the Samajwadi Party chief and a year younger to the Congress vice-president, symbolically suggesting 'how he came between the duo' and led to their failure. "I am a year younger to Rahul and an year elder to Akhilesh. Me coming in between them could be one of the reasons for the loss," Adityanath said. The BJP leader asserted that Uttar Pradesh would be transformed into a state free from anarchy, corruption and goondaism. "We will work for all sections of the society and will work towards the development of every region," he said. A major part of Adityanath's speech was dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the former lavished praise on the latter's leadership skills and how he has set an example in the world. "Uttar Pradesh will emerge as Prime Minister Modi's state of dreams. It will be the best state in the country," he said. Earlier today, Adityanath met President Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah. (ANI)