Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Tug-of-war within BJP reflecting poorly on governance: Akhilesh

- HT Correspond­ent letters@htlive.com


: Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the internal tug-of-war in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was reflecting badly on the governance in the state.

“Decisions on public interest issues are delayed and developmen­t work is at a standstill. The government machinery is inert. The internal pushes and pulls are badly showing on the governance in UP,” Akhilesh said in a statement referring to the highlevel internal meetings in the BJP over UP.

Akhilesh had been frequently attacking the BJP and its government in the state as there have been high-level meetings in Delhi recently and then in Lucknow over election preparatio­ns by the BJP and possibilit­ies of changes in the party and its government.

“People are distressed over treatment, medicines and oxygen supply amid the pandemic. The situation in the party and government is reduced to such a state that after four years in power, they are compelled to do meetings for striking synchronic­ity between the organisati­on and the government,” he said.

The SP chief added: “The only objective of these meetings and involvemen­t of Rashtriya Swayamsewa­k Sangh is how to grab power in the state again. The Covid pandemic crisis is far from over, but the ruling dispensati­on is obsessed and restive for political power.”

Akhilesh said the ruling party was spinning false success stories to camouflage their failures.

“While the BJP government failed in the first and the second wave of the pandemic, it is claiming to have made arrangemen­ts for tackling the possible third wave. People died due to lack of oxygen, medicines and there’s negligence in the treatment of black fungus cases,” he added. Akhilesh said the government built castles in the air by an announceme­nt that all will be vaccinated by Diwali while the reality is that the rate of vaccinatio­n in UP is less than 2%. Akhilesh later in a tweet accused the BJP of “imposing” an officer on the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

“It is strange to impose an officer sent from Delhi on UP chief minister against his will and recalling an officer from West Bengal against the West Bengal chief minister’s will. In Uttar Pradesh, tussle continues among those who made false promises of ‘double engine’ government in the state,” he said.

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