Akhilesh Reiterates to Continue SP-Congress Alliance in UP
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party’s national conference said his party’s coalition with the Congress would continue in Uttar Pradesh and they would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election together. “The alliance with the Congress will continue and we will contest the next election together,” he told reporters at Vrindavan.
Asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that this year, Diwali was advanced by a fortnight after the relaxations announced in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, “Ask the trader and he would counter the claim.” Yadav alleged that in spite of visiting Mathura thrice after becoming the chief minister, Yogi Adityanath had done nothing for “Brijbhumi”. Even the “dream project” announced by the Yogi government for the development of Vrindavan had remained a “dream”, he said.