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Adityanath does not know anything: Akhilesh

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Yadav on Friday mocked for his "is a virus" remark, wondering whether the minister has been affected by one and said the "does not know anything".

"He talks of virus. He doesn't know anything. He only knows how to betray people," Yadav told reporters when asked about the remark.

In a tweet this morning, Adityanath said "is a virus" and the principal opposition party, the Congress, has been affected by it.

He urged people to "think" about the consequences of the wining the "This virus will spread in the entire nation."

Mocking the minister, Yadav wondered whether Adityanath "has got it (the tweet) written by a virus". "Does he have one?" he asked.

The Congress, too, has retorted that it was Adityanath who has a "virus" and that it would be "eradicated" in the election starting April 11.

By Muslim League, Adityanath was apparently referring to the Indian Union Muslim League, a long-time ally of the Congress-led in Kerala, equating it with the pre-Partition party.

At the press conference to release his party's "vision document" for the election, Yadav suggested Adityanath was making controversial statements to divert public attention from development-related issues.

"There is zero development on ground, there is zero investment in the state. This all is to divert the attention. The training is given to them (BJP)," he said.

"BJP's virus has eaten the income of farmers and employment of youths," he alleged.

He also described the BJP and the as "one and the same" and cautioned his party workers to not get confused by them.

Asked about the BJP fielding "Nirahua" against him, Yadav said, "We have affection and attachment with people of Azamgarh. They will not get trapped in the conspiracy of BJP."

had presented Yash Bharti award to Nirahua.

On the controversy surrounding the NaMo TV launched by the BJP after the model code came into effect, he said he has stopped watching TV channels but he too will launch launch a channel of his own in future.

"They (BJP) have shown the way. We will also bring a channel. I am thinking about it," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 05 2019. 18:06 IST