Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Friday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s move to align with the Congress for the expected good showing of the BJP (in the exit polls ) in the state.
Speaking to ANI, he urged Akhilesh to steer clear of an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), reminding him of the infamous 1993 ‘Guest House kaand’, when Samajwadi Party goons attacked BSP workers and allegedly molested BSP supremo Mayawati for withdrawing support from the SP government.
He went on to flay the Akhilesh Yadav government for corruption and non-development, and hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking courageous decisions.
Modi should thank (Congress Vice President) Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh for BJP’s performance in the state...From ‘donkey’ to ‘terrorist’ to ‘pagal Modi’, filthiest words were used to attack the Prime Minister. They (Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav) neither had any issue, nor any concrete plan for the polls.
"They talked about Metro rail, which is still to come into existence, and talked about roads, which are full of potholes.
"So Modi isn't wrong when he says there has been no development (in Uttar Pradesh)," he said.
"Akhilesh had admitted that had it not been for the feud with the family, he would have never have aligned with the Congress. So this alliance was a compulsion," said Amar Singh, adding the tie-up disillusioned Yadav and Muslim voters.
The result of the Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand assembly polls will be declared on Saturday.
(With IANS, ANI inputs.)