LUCKNOW: Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his poll promises, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today asked why he was waiting for the results of the Uttar Pradesh election to waive farmers’ loans.
“Why Modi is waiting for the UP poll outcome to waive farmers’ loans. He is the PM and he can do it any time. Farmers of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other states are also waiting for this (waiver),” he said.
Addressing a press conference hours before the fifth phase polling, he said Modi should tell people the works he has done during his nearly three-year tenure as the Prime Minister.
“How much has farmers’ income increased after Modi’s promise to double it?” he asked.
Akhilesh also refuted the Prime Minister’s charge that no work has been carried out by the Samajwadi Party Government in the state and rubbished charges of discrimination in implementation of various schemes.
He also hit back at Modi, asking, “What discrimination has my Government done in implementing welfare measures for the masses?” (AGENCIES)