SP- BSP pact to cost BJP 25- 30 LS seats in UP, says Athawale

◗ Sa­ma­jwadi Party pres­i­dent Akhilesh Ya­dav ap­par­ently in­sin­u­ated that Yogi Adityanath was claim­ing the credit for a project that had been ini­ti­ated in his ten­ure

The Asian Age - - Front Page - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

The po­lit­i­cal slugfest be­tween the rul­ing BJP and the Sa­ma­jwadi Party in Ut­tar Pradesh took a new turn on Fri­day when UP chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath in­au­gu­rated the long­est el­e­vated road in the coun­try in Ghazi­abad and SP pres­i­dent Akhilesh Ya­dav came up with a tweet laced with sar­casm.

Mr Akhilesh Ya­dav tweeted, “Ram Ram japna, paraya kaam apna”. The Sa­ma­jwadi Party pres­i­dent ap­par­ently in­sin­u­ated that Yogi Adityanath was claim­ing the credit for a project that had been ini­ti­ated in his ten­ure. This is not the first time that the Sa­ma­jwadi Party had lev­eled this al­le­ga­tion.

The party had made sim­i­lar state­ments when the chief min­is­ter in­au­gu­rated the Luc­know metro rail project.

Re­act­ing to the devel­op­ment, BJP spokesman Man­ish Shukla said that the Sa­ma­jwadi Party was get­ting in­creas­ingly des­per­ate, see­ing the grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of the BJP in UP.

Noat­bly, the el­e­vated sixlane road is ap­prox­i­mately 10 kilo­me­tres long and built on 227 sin­gle pil­lars. It con­nects UP Gate to Ra­j­na­gar Ex­ten­sion.

The con­struc­tion of the long­est el­e­vated road be­gan in Novem­ber 2014. It took three years and four months to com­plete the 10 km six- lane road, built on 227 sin­gle pil­lars. Only two and four­wheeled ve­hi­cles would be al­lowed on this road dur­ing the ini­tial days. This el­e­vated road, built at a cost of about Rs 11,000 crores, will make it eas­ier to com­mute be­tween Delhi and Ghazi­abad.

Apart from this, it will also be easy for com­muters to reach Na­tional High­way ( NH) 58 from NH 24. It is es­ti­mated that around 4,000 ve­hi­cles would ply on this el­e­vated road ev­ery hour.

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