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UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav rubbishes PM Modi's claim of ISI role in Kanpur train mishap

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister And Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav Has Junked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Claim That ISI Had Played A Role In Kanpur Train Accident. The UP CM Also Alleged That The BJP Has Been Seeking Votes By Misguiding People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 03 Mar 2017, 06:47:53 PM
Akhilesh Yadav (File photo: PTI)

Ghazipur (UP):

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has junked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that ISI had played a role in Kanpur train accident. The UP CM also alleged that the BJP has been seeking votes by misguiding people.

“Our railway minister could not take care of Kanpur tracks and gave false report to the prime minister that ISI had damaged the tracks. I want to say that the incident took place in UP, at least I should have been informed about this... But no information... no truth in it,” he said at an election rally here.

Ghazipur is the Lok Sabha constituency of Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha.

While the first train accident took place in Kanpur on November 20, leaving 150 people dead, another derailment occurred on December 28. Both the mishaps were later attributed to ISI operatives.

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On deluge of BJP ministers’ election tours in UP, Akhilesh said, “Had PM brought his work here (in UP), ministers need not have campaigned.”

In an obvious reference to the campus row in Delhi, he said, “To the patriot people of BJP, who are showing their nationalism in Delhi, I want to ask what they have done for soldiers who laid down their lives for the country. What help did they give (to the soldiers’ kin)?”

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“Only SP government helps families of soldiers who lay down their lives,” he said.

He said in the five phases of elections held so far, the SP is leading due to works done by its government and it’s all written on demoralised faces of BJP and BSP leaders.” 

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 03 Mar 2017, 06:38:00 PM