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Rajnath Singh accuses Akhilesh of shattering his father's dreams

Says Mulayam Singh Yadav has fought throughout his life against Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Bahraich 

Rajnath Singh, Vinay Katiyar
Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh along with party MP Vinay Katiyar at an election rally in Faizabad

Home Minister on Saturday accused chief of shattering the dreams of his father by forging a poll alliance with the

"Akhilesh has shattered the dreams of his father by entering into a pre-poll alliance with the Congress, against whom his father fought throughout his life," he said addressing an election rally here.

Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, Rajnath said the vice-president used to deliver speeches through KhaatSabhas "but the moment he got an opportunity, he jumped and sat on the bicycle".

"Now, Mulayam has punctured the bicycle, while (Akhilesh's uncle) Shivpal Singh Yadav has broken the chain of the bicycle," the Union Minister said.

On the BSP, he claimed, "The health of the elephant (BSP's poll symbol) has deteriorated. The main fodder of the elephant is sugarcane but it's health has gone down, as it has been fed with currency notes."

He claimed that the SP, the and the have created muddy ponds throughout the state. "And it is on these muddy ponds that the lotus would eventually bloom. Goddess Lakshmi visits the household of her devotees while sitting on a lotus itself," he said.

The Home Minister also mentioned the surgical strikes by carried out by India and said people from Pakistan want a good relationship with the country but Pakistani terrorists are the enemy of humanity.

First Published: Sat, February 25 2017. 20:28 IST