Lambasting the BJP for selecting a wrong face as its prime ministerial candidate, Samajwadi Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the state should not be allowed to be made another Gujarat.
Without taking the name of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Mr Yadav said the party has really made a bad choice. “How can BJP choose a person, accused of massacre in Gujarat, as its prime ministerial candidate for the scheduled parliamentary polls,” the SP president questioned while addressing ‘Desh Bachao, Desh Banao’ rally in this religious city of UP.
People of UP will never be allowed to suffer like the Gujarat denizens, he assured.
“Terror was so widespread in Gujarat in 2002 that policemen had then warned me to visit that state on my own risk,” the SP president recalled.
Also, no leader of the ruling Samajwadi Party can have any comparison with such a politician, Mr Yadav remarked.
The SP supremo further chided the Congress for growing prices of essential commodities and widespread corruption.
“SP only advocates humanity and wants to efface the difference between the rich and the poor,” he noted.
He asked the people to lend their support to the SP and ensure that the party wins maximum seats and have a major say in the formation of the
next government at the Centre.
Mr Yadav further termed the current Congress-led UPA government at the Centre as “weak” and “incapable”. The SP president tagged the religious city Varanasi as the work place of party leader Raj Narayan, who even defeated former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and made remarkable contribution in the political arena.