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Akhilesh jibe at GST: BJP will chant mantras and all problems will vanish

Yadav also accused the Yogi Adityanath regime of failing on the law-and-order front

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: PTI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: PTI

Claiming that is beneficial only for big traders, chief today mocked the BJP, saying it could even resort to using "mantras" to resolve people's problems without taking any real steps.

"The reality of is coming to the fore. It has made people's life difficult with and implementation. is only for benefit of big traders. It appears that will use 'mantras' to resolve people's problems and not take real steps," the former chief minister told party workers here.

Noting that the is used to "spreading lies for political gains," Yadav said his party has to "fight this and counter it".

Accusing the regime of failing on the law-and-order front, Yadav said the state should explain as to how many and land mafias were put behind bars and what action had been initiated against them.

"The morale of police is down and are ruling the roost. and order is out of control," he said.

He alleged that launched during his regime were discontinued as they had the word "Samajwadi" appended to their nomenclature.

"The state is saying that its growth rate is 6 per cent. However, if they ignore Muslims' contribution in development, it will stand at only 2 per cent," Yadav said, asking party workers to start preparations for the 2019 polls.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 23:32 IST