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Akhilesh Yadav takes on 'hard-to-please' critics

Akhilesh Yadav

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Most people present at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's address to interns at HCL-IT City in Lucknow were amused by his somewhat aggressive stance and could not figure out who the target was. In the past, father Mulayam Singh Yadav has repeatedly criticised the Samajwadi Party government headed by his son.

At the function, Yadav junior said, "Our government does so much good work but even in all that, our critics see defects." He talked about the construction of the Agra-Lucknow expressway and the Lucknow Metro and went on to say: "We've achieved so much but our critics say nothing is happening... We started an ambulance service in villages but people said road accidents are on the rise. We improved services in state-run hospitals so that more patients began coming for treatment, and the charge was: the Samajwadi Party is creating conditions so that more people are falling ill. We have built cycle tracks and people say it is because the election symbol of the party is the bicycle. When we speak of villages they say we are developing only our village (Saifai). It is impossible to please some people."

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First Published: Sat, April 16 2016. 21:15 IST