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Akhilesh hits back at PM for mocking 'mahagathbandhan'

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Attacking for mocking the proposed opposition alliance as "maha-milawat," Yadav warned Friday that the "concoction" of parties should not be taken lightly.

"This is such a concoction that you don't know which party will get obliterated (yeh aisi maha-milawat hai ki kaun kahan mit jayega pata nahi)," Yadav said at a press conference here. He was asked about Modi's comment, terming the proposed mahagathbandhan, or the grand alliance, a maha-milawat (adulteration). Modi had said the maha-milawat will be rejected by the country's "healthy democracy" in the coming polls.

Yadav said his party's alliance with the will remain intact and the seat-sharing details will be declared at the right time.

On the prime minister's "ulta chor chowkidar ko daantey" (thief accusing the guard) remark, Yadav said Modi should make clear for whom does this comment hold true.

Yadav said the BJP government wants to encourage liquor consumption for protecting cows.

The government recently decided to impose special cess on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer to fund stray cow shelter homes, grazing grounds and other cattle protection activities.

The blamed the BJP government for the recent deaths due to spurious liquor.

"The government is responsible. Who is brewing such liquor, the government knows everything? BJP leaders are involved in it," he alleged.

Yadav took potshots at the BJP for "not implementing promises made in its manifesto ahead of the 2017 assembly polls. "The presented its third budget but no promises have been fulfilled. The BJP has forgotten its own 'Sankalp Patra'.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 16:15 IST