Rajnath rebuts Akhilesh’s charges on Modi
Varanasi, Feb 27 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of trivializing the charges made against his government.
Addressing the media here, the minister also expressed his pain over the use of objectionable language by opposition leaders for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the election campaign.
“I am very hurt due to the objectionable words used for the Prime Minister,” he said.
Responding to Akhilesh Yadav’s claim that his government had ushered in unprecedented development in the past five years, Rajnath Singh said such claims were farcical.
“Akhilesh talks of one road repeatedly whereas we have made 10 times more roads and plan to touch 25,000 km of road per year by 2017-18,” he said.
He said the four-lane and six-lane roads were taken up on war footing by the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Akhilesh Yadav “often speaks of the Lucknow Metro… Little does he know that of the total amount spent, 80 per cent was contributed by the government of India”, Rajnath Singh said.
Eight modern highways have also been built by the central government, he said.
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also detailed the welfare schemes rolled out by the Modi government.
Rajnath Singh said the people of Uttar Pradesh were tired of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party and had made up their minds to vote for a BJP government in the state.