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Ahead of Narendra Modi's Lucknow visit on Dussehra, Akhilesh Yadav says PM using demon 'ravana' for electoral gains

With The Uttar Pradesh Elections Round The Corner, Political Parties Are Sharpening Their Knives Against Each Other. In A Bid To Take On Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Endorsed Rahul Gandhi’s ‘khun Ki Dalali’ Remarks, Saying The Congress Vice President Couldn’t Have Been Off The Mark.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 10 Oct 2016, 08:01:33 PM
Akhilesh Yadav (Pic: Getty)


With the Uttar Pradesh elections round the corner, political parties are sharpening their knives against each other. In a bid to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav endorsed Rahul Gandhi’s ‘khun ki dalali’ remarks, saying the Congress Vice President couldn’t have been off the mark.

“It’s not a question of Congress but I have good relations with Rahul Gandhi. If he has said something he must have given it much thought. He must have some information about it,” Akhilesh said when asked about Rahul’s “dalali” remarks on PM.

He also took a dig at Modi for attending the Dussehra festivities in Lucknow, saying “had there been elections in Bihar, he would have slayed Ravan there”.

The Samajwadi Party leader said that he had visited the families of martyred soldiers and helped them. “Ultimately, the poor lost their lives, the farmers are dying, their sons are dying, so what do they know about surgical strike?

PM Modi is scheduled to visit Lucknow on Tuesday to attend the Dussehra festivities.

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First Published : 10 Oct 2016, 07:04:00 PM