In an exclusive interview with News Nation, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav opened up about his relationship with Rahul Gandhi and how he is going to take on the BJP in 2019 general elections.
Akhilesh also spoke about the recent bungalow controversy where it was reported that the walls and tiles of the house where he was living were damaged. On the issue, he said there was no damage and there were many other issues in front of the nation rather the uncalled for controversy.
#03:15 PM: On farmer's issue: The ruling party has only fooled people. They are talking about doubling farmer's income. That is nothing but their gimmick. Had they worked for the farmers, paid sugarcane farmers their dues, they would not have lost Kairana bypoll. There have been four Centre government budgets and two UP government's but there was nothing for farmers, they didn't waive farmer's loan.
#03:10 PM: On Rahul's PM remark: First we have to oust the BJP. The question of becoming prime minister will come after the elections. I am out of the race and we will see that after the 2019 elections. But I am in the race to stop the BJP. The Congress party and the Samajwadi party along with other opposition parties have come together to stop the saffron party.
#03:05: PM: On anti-BJP alliance: We are working together with all regional parties to oust the BJP from the Country. I have worked towards bringing all the regional players in UP together. The BJP has done a lot of damage to our country. We have to fight against them together.
#03:00 PM: On bungalow controversy: There are many other big issues in the country. I am enjoying my new home. We should never consider government residence as our permanent address. There was no damage to the house i left.