With the battle Uttar Pradesh drawing to a close, News Nation spoke to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav to find out what are their predictions ahead of the UP assembly poll results. Akhilesh is confident that the SP-Congress alliance will win 300 seats, Lalu predicts a clear cut majority.
Here are the excerpts from Akhilesh Yadav's interview:
#The SP-Congress alliance will get 300 seats
#People have made up their mind that they will again help Samajwadi Party form government in Uttar Pradesh
#We have developed State Highways and bridges, sub-stations have been set up to provide 24-hour electricity
#We are working towards providing 22-24 hours electricity
#Netaji's (Mulayam's) blessings are always with me, I am happy that Lalu is with me in the absence of Netaji
#BJP tried to fight elections on communal edge but didn't succeed
#Now PM Modi is talking about juice, he is confused whether it is coconut oil or juice
#BJP is taking about Muslim votes at a time when the elections are coming to a close, there is no point talking about it now, they should've discussed this at the time of ticket distribution
#I had talked about the advertisement (donkey remark), didn't target any individual. Lalu ji is right in saying "chor ki dadi mein tinka"
#Lalu ji is a family, we have kept Netaji free and Laluji is helping us out
Here are the excerpts from Lalu Yadav's interview:
#Let Mulayamji rest, he is elderly, why bother him?
#Akhilesh is the apple of Mulayam's eye
#AKhilesh is right in saying that PM Modi should touch electric wire to find out whether power is really there or not
#BJP is worried about Delhi
#UP is not semi-final but final of 2019; they lost Bihar, Kolkata, will lose Punjab and UP as well
#PM Modi talks below the belt
#Akhilesh ji never uses derogatory comments against anyone, he speaks very polite langauge
#PM Modi is just concerned about his chair in Delhi. He uses derogatory phrases like 'raincoat', 'washroom', 'kabristan'
#There is no confusion, I am predicting a clear-cut majority
#Nobody trusts Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, they have broken people's trust. They have not fulfilled even a single promise they made in 2014
#Jat voters are against BJP
#People are against PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move
#BJP wants polarisation
#Remarks like 'shamshan' and 'kabristan' show BJP's failure