AGRA: On the last day of election campaigning for the first phase, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav held four rallies – two in Firozabad and one each in Agra and Mathura – on Thursday.
Addressing the rallies, Yadav said the alliance with Congress strengthened the party and together they would create history by winning maximum number of seats. The alliance with Congress had removed confusion among voters, he said.
Launching a scathing attack on the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, Yadav said while one party fooled citizens of the country by sowing them false dreams, another wasted public money on constructing statues.
“The promise of achche din (good days) by the BJP has been proved wrong. Through notebandi Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the entire country to stand in queues and got their money deposited in banks. Many innocent people lost their lives while standing in queues, but the BJP’s Centre government did not provide any assistance to families of the deceased. It was SP’s government who gave them Rs two lakh each,” the CM said.
Yadav promised to provide 24-hour power supply to rural areas after forming the next government.
He also promised to strengthen the state’s Dial 100 service by adding 1,000 additional vehicles, besides upgrading ambulance facilities under 102 and 108 for poor and women. “We will also start an ambulance service for ferrying animals in rural areas.”
He said Rs 1,000 per month would be given to one crore widow, disabled and elderly people after forming the government.
“We will accidental insurance for farmers from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh, while start an insurance scheme for labourers of the state. One lakh people will get jobs in police. There is no difference in our saying and working. If we had said something, we had completed it any cost,” Yadav said while urging people to cast their votes in SP’s favour.