The war of words over the national security and the Army has started once again. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and president of Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, took a jibe on the BJP’s assertion on national security.
Akhilesh Yadav said, “They say, as long as there is BJP govt, our borders are secure. We the people of Samajwadi Party (SP) believe that as long as there are brave soldiers at our borders, the borders are secure. Governments come and go but the jawans stay at the border, protecting India.”
Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav said that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are ‘historic’ as they will take the nation in a new direction and restore respect for the poor. “The BJP wants to create an atmosphere of hatred,” he had said at a joint rally of the SPBSP-RLD alliance, in favour of SP candidate Dharmendra Yadav in Badaun constituency in UP.
“The BJP wants to divide the society for gaining power in a manner the British had divided us. These elections are historic. They are not just for winning the Lok Sabha, but to take the nation in the new direction, to bring change and restore respect of the poor who have been humiliated,” he added.
Prime Minster Narendra Modi also targeted SP-BSP alliance while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district. PM Modi said, “The irony is that ‘elephant is riding on bicycle for personal gains. They have done nothing for the poor in the state during their regimes, and now they are trying to lure public on fake promises.”