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PM Modi not ready to accept reality of demonetisation, GST impact: Akhilesh

Yadav claimed that demonetisation and GST had forced people to come out on the road

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

Akhilesh Yadav
Mathura: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav speaks during the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of Yadav Dharmshala in Vrindavan, Mathura on Sunday. PTI Photo

Slamming the Centre over and the GST, president said on Sunday that Prime Minister was not prepared to accept the reality of their impact.

The former Chief Minister also accused the of misleading the people on issues such as the for farmers and corruption.

Yadav, while addressing the people at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Yadav Dharmshala in Vrindaban, said there was no other party that "lies as much as the does".

From luring farmers with the scheme to corruption and increasing the income of the common man, the has "deliberately mislead the people to the extent that my party could not come to power," Yadav said.

He alleged that during the elections in UP, the did not give the specifics of the scheme for farmers and later riders after riders were introduced which resulted in the majority being deprived of the benefits.

Yadav claimed that and (GST) had forced the people to come out on the road.

While small traders have been badly hit due to and the GST, the youth have been rendered unemployed, he alleged.

It is sad that the Prime Minister is not prepared to accept the true picture of the impact of and GST, Yadav said.

He also dismissed the Prime Minister's assertion that corruption has been eradicated after

claims that by 2022, it would ensure that the income of farmers would double but so far the reverse has happened, he alleged.

In spite of the claim of Yogi Adityanath's government in UP that it has allotted Rs 400 crores for potato growers, Yadav claimed the potato growers of Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Agra and Mathura were not even getting the cost price for their produce.

"The farmers are not even getting the advantage of Kisan Durghatna Yojna," he claimed.

He held the UP government responsible for the death of children at a

The government data shows the death toll of the children in Gorakhpur as 60 but the fact is that it is in hundreds, Yadav claimed.

Families, which had been waiting for an issue for the last eight years, also lost their babies, he said.

The worst part of the incident was that those affected were not provided with any relief, while the has given relief of Rs two lakh to the victim's families, Yadav said.

In his address, he also backed the demand of reservation for the Yadavs.

"We don't was to deprive the claim of anyone, however, Yadavs may be given reservation on the basis of their population," the former chief minister said.

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 19:37 IST