Yogi Adityanath (Left), Priyanka Gandhi (Right)
Launching a scathing attack on the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, which completed two years on Tuesday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the former is only presenting report card and doing promotions, while “there is nothing on ground”.
“Report card, promotions, all of it sounds good but there's nothing on ground, I'm meeting people every day, all the people are in distress,” said Priyanka, who is on a three-day boat campaign from Prayagraj to Varanasi.
The remarks came after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, presenting the report card of two years of his governance, said that the BJP government has ensured corruption-free governance with law and order in control, as compared to the erstwhile governments in the state.
He said the state had not seen a single riot after the BJP came to power and his two-year government had shown zero tolerance towards crime and criminals.
According to the chief minister, the secure atmosphere in the country had become an example for the rest of the country.
The UP Sthaapnaa Diwas (Foundation Day) was celebrated for first time after 68 years in 2018, he said.
Priyanka also hit back at the Modi government for questioning the Congress’ 70 years of governance, and said that the former should answer what they have done in five years of their rule.
“What did they do in 70 years?' argument also has an expiry date. Now they (BJP) should tell what they have done in their five years when they are in power,” she said while speaking to reporters in UP’s Bhadohi.
On Monday, SP chief and former state CM Akhilesh Yadav had described the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government as a "curse" for the people of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh said people were disappointed as the government had "failed" to deliver on all fronts.