Uttar Pradesh: Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi leader Azam Khan on Tuesday said even he possessed many of the qualities that the PM had.
“I have all the qualities of becoming Prime Minister. I can make tea, play the drum, cook food and I wear proper clothes. Besides, I am not all that bad looking or am I corrupt,” he said.
Khan was speaking at an e-rickshaw distribution function in Saharanpur.
Criticising PM Modi over his poll promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh each in the account of every Indian, the SP leader said that if he becomes prime minister, he will deposit Rs 20 lakh in accounts of 130 crore people within six months.
“If I become Prime Minister, I assure you, I will deposit Rs 20 lakh in accounts of 130 crore people within six months. I am not like those who don’t keep their promises,” he said.
“Nobody would have been poor if the money was deposited. People would not have to come here to take e-rickshaws to earn a livelihood but would have been ‘crore-patis’ (millionaires),” the minister added.
The Samajwadi Party govt is replacing cycle-rickshaws with e-rickshaws to give the rickshaw puller an opportunity to earn better.