Ahead of the fifth phase of poling in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a rally in Bahraich district.

Taking a jibe at UP chief minister, PM Modi said that Akhilesh Yadav was afraid of him. He also said that the people of this country are his master and he takes inspiration from the donkey because he works for the people day and night.

“Akhilesh was afraid of donkeys of Gujarat as donkeys are loyal to their masters. Can understand if Akhilesh attacks me or BJP, but he has attacked donkeys even though they are thousand of kms away. Akhilesh should know when Congress was in power as part of UPA; it came out with postal stamps on donkeys of Gujarat.”

Akhilesh Yadav had on Monday had asked actor Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of Gujarat, to stop promoting “donkeys of Gujarat” — a sarcastic reference to a tourism promo on wild asses that features the superstar.

Sharpening his attack on the Samajwadi Party government, PM Modi said, “MLAs of your party are accused in heinous crimes and Akhilesh Ji you are asking for votes on their names? UP doesn’t deserve such a government.

PM Modi asserted that the alliance between Congress and the Samajwadi Party was out of compulsion.

“Alliance with Congress was your compulsion. Congress will sink and also take you (SP) along,” PM Modi said.

First Published | 23 February 2017 3:49 PM
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