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Those who promised houses failed to feed poor: Akhilesh attacks UP govt


Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday took a dig at the state BJP government, saying those who promised houses to the poor failed to feed them during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a Hindi tweet, the former state chief minister also sounded a note of warning, saying history has been a witness to the fact that whenever people took to roads, they "ousted the all-powerful".

"The government which promised houses to all by 2022 could not provide one-time meal to hungry-thirsty people, he said, attaching a cartoon in which Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh CMs are targeted for extending "sweeping relaxations to industrialists".

In a separate tweet, he cited a newspaper report that a migrant woman from Nasik gave birth to a child under a tree.

"How difficult will be the journey of those who are born on roads. Is there anyone listening," Akhilesh asked.

"The government is busy in self-praise and failed to make arrangements due to which people are suffering. If the government only arranges food and employment, coronavirus will be defeated by people, he added.

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

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First Published: Mon, May 11 2020. 17:16 IST