Aza­m­garh Durga Prasad Ya­dav on fo­cus

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Ut­tar Pradesh Cab­i­net Min­is­ter and seven-time MLA from Aza­m­garh Durga Prasad Ya­dav speaks can­didly about the Ut­tar Pradesh elec­tions and says Akhilesh Ya­dav will form the next gov­ern­ment in the state.

Q. The BJP swept Ut­tar Pradesh on the wave of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi in 2014 and bagged 71 of 80 Lok Sabha seats. What is the sit­u­a­tion now? Will the Sa­ma­jwadi Party-congress al­liance be able to stop the BJP from com­ing to power?

A. Peo­ple made a mis­take in 2014. They got swayed away by the lies and false prom­ises of the BJP that time. Prime Min­is­ter is an ex­pert liar. He fooled peo­ple with his lies. But all his lies stand ex­posed to­day. When he be­came PM, he came to Varanasi and said Maa Ganga had called him. He promised to clean the city but you can see what is the re­al­ity. He has not done any­thing for Varanasi.

On the other hand, our Chief Min­is­ter Akhilesh Ya­dav did not make any noise but he is the one who has taken on the re­spon­si­bil­ity to beau­tify Varanasi. We are de­vel­op­ing it into a tourist des­ti­na­tion with beau­ti­ful parks and steamer fa­cil­i­ties.

Q. Now that the Congress is in al­liance with you, will the SP re­tain the state and form the gov­ern­ment once again?

A. the al­liance be­tween the two par­ties is a his­totric de­ci­sion taken by Chief Min­is­ter Akhilesh Ya­dav. The cadre of both the Congress and the SP are strongly united and work­ing in the ground for a thump­ing vic­tory of the al­liance. Peo­ple are with us too, and that is ev­i­dent by the sea of peo­ple who swarm into the streets when­ever Akhilesh Ya­dav and Congress vice pres­i­dent rahul Gandhi do a road show to­gether. In all the four phases we have done very well and we are ex­pected to do even bet­ter in the Pur­van­chal re­gion. We will surely form the gov­ern­ment.

Q. How many of the 10 seats in Aza­m­garh will the Sp-congress win?

A. Aza­m­garh is rep­re­sented by ne­taji (Mu­layam Singh Ya­dav), and we are con­fi­dent we will be suc­cess­ful in all 10 seats. We have worked a lot for the de­vel­op­ment of the state. We have con­nected all re­gions with a wide net­work of roads. Electricity is be­ing sup­plied 18 hours a day and we hope to make it 24x7 in our next term even in ru­ral ar­eas. We have made five fly­overs and con­nected the city to the east. We have given Rs 15 crore to pa­tients fwith se­ri­ous ail­ment or their treat­ment. Women are be­ing given the Sa­ma­jwadi pen­sion.

Q. You are fac­ing com­pe­ti­tion from BSP'S bahubali can­di­date in Aza­m­garh. Will you be able to re­tain your seat one more time?

A. Only the pub­lic is a bahubali. Peo­ple do not vote fear­ing the hooli­gans and mis­cre­ants. Peo­ple as­sess de­vel­op­ment and vote in the name of de­vel­op­ment. Our de­vel­op­ment is for ev­ery­body to see. We have not only started the Agra Luc­know ex­press­way, we have ini­ti­ated the metro net­work that will con­nect Ambed­kar Na­gar and Aza­m­garh to Ghazipur and Bal­lia. This has been in­au­gu­rated and in the next two years it will be com­pleted. We have dis­trib­uted lap­tops to stu­dents. Our "Kanyavidyad­han" has been very ben­e­fi­cial to girl stu­dents.

Q. Gang­ster-turned-politi­cian Mukhtar An­sari's Quamiekta Dal has merged into Mayawati'sbahu­jansamaj Party. Will this im­pact your chances of elec­toral suc­cess?

A. As I said, peo­ple vote only in the name of de­vel­op­ment these days, so bahubalis are a non-is­sue. CM Akhilesh has ded­i­cated him­self to the wel­fare of the state and he has a strong vi­sion for Ut­tar Pradesh. Peo­ple from all com­mu­ni­ties and back­ground will sup­port us and vote for us.

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