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Sharad Yadav trains guns on Election Commission

Press Trust of India 

Targeting the Election Commission, Janata Dal (U) president Sharad Yadav today said that political parties are finding it difficult to reach out to their voters due to its functioning.

"The way the Election Commission is going...It has resulted in political parties facing problems in reaching out to the voters. If I get an opportunity, I will tell the Commission what a 'tamasha' (scenario) it has created," Yadav said addressing a poll meeting in support of the JD-U candidate, Yamshankar Yadav, here.

Taking a jibe at both the Congress as well as the BJP, he said, "There is no difference in their style of work as both are becoming fat by indulging in corruption."

Lashing out at the Centre for its "failure" in curbing inflation, especially the rising onion prices in the country, Yadav said, "It would be better if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be called as 'Mahangai' (inflation) Mohan Singh."

Holding the beedi industry responsible for the backwardness of the Bundelkhand region, Yadav said, " As per my knowledge, wherever beedi industry has flourished, that region has remained backward in terms of development."

Criticising the controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, Yadav said that he should be put behind the bars.

First Published: Fri, November 15 2013. 21:55 IST