Speaking in Ghazipur – the Lok Sabha constituency of Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday rubbished Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim of ISI having a hand in the Kanpur train accident and alleged that the BJP is used to 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.
The first train accident had occurred in Kanpur on 20 November, killing 150 people with another derailment taking place on 28 December and the two mishaps were later attributed to ISI operatives.
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, the UP CM said, "To the patriot people of the 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)?"
SP, BSP, Cong Will Get Electric Shocks, Says PM Modi
With the high-stake UP assembly elections drawing to a close, Prime Minister Modi in Mirzapur also took potshots at his political opponents. PM Modi on Friday said the SP, BSP and the Congress would get electric shocks on 11 March after the poll results are declared.
Modi's remarks at an election rally in the backward eastern region of Uttar Pradesh came amid a war of words on supply of electricity in the state.
(With PTI inputs)