BSP chief Mayawati had in October announced that her party would contest Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan assembly polls alone and had accused the Congress of being "arrogant" and not being interested in fighting the BJP. It was seen as a setback for the Congress which has been trying to rally opposition forces to forge an anti-BJP front.
The former chief minister's lyrical criticism of the Adityanath regime's name-changing spree came on a day when it faced another "poetic" attack from its own minister, Om Prakash Rajbhar, the chief of ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP).
Andhra CM Naidu reached Mulayam Singh Yadav's official residence here in the evening and spent some time with him.
Elections in Madhya Pradesh, which has a 230-member assembly, are scheduled on November 28, while the counting of votes would be held on December 11.
His comments come hours after BSP chief Mayawati announced that her party would contest the Rajasthan and MP assembly elections either on its own or in an alliance with regional parties
Talking to reporters here Wednesday evening, the Independent MP, who was once an SP leader, said, "There is no one who has not been deceived by Akhilesh. It is in his nature to hurt people."
His statement came in response to a question about BSP president Mayawati virtually dictating terms on September 16 for her party to join any such alliance.
During the three-day event, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat is expected to speak about the Sangh’s organisation, ideology, vision and express his views on contemporary issues of national significance.
The Congress has the biggest responsibility and it should show a big heart by taking everyone along. It should hold discussions with all opposition parties, he said.
The deputy chief minister also said that the BJP is aiming to win 74 of the 80 seats of the state in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
He claimed that demonetisation and GST were imposed to increase imports from China.
People in the country want change, the former chief minister told reporters at a Samajwadi Lohia Vahini programme here.
"Samajwadi people are ready (for the Lok Sabha elections). What is our strategy, we will not disclose. But its implementation has begun and see their condition," Yadav told reporters here today.
His announcement comes days after the Uttar Pradesh government warned that action would be taken against the SP leader as he had done "some damage" while vacating the bungalow in June.
Akhilesh, while interacting with traders at the party headquarters here, said demonetisation and GST, along with raids conducted against the traders, had harassed them, the SP said in the statement.
In a statement issued here, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said, "Prime Minister was seen making a futile effort to sell developmental dreams during his two-day visit to Lucknow. He wants to save his lost popularity and credibility through laying foundations of various projects."
In his 30-minute address, Modi said by 2022, the government will provide a roof to all homeless people.
It was found that there were many shortcomings in the bridge on which the investigating officer quizzed the engineers before arresting them.
SP national executive authorised party president Akhilesh Yadav to take decision on alliance and seat sharing for the general elections next year.
Talking to reporters here, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said people were fed up with the fifteen-year-old BJP rule in the state. When asked whether he had any plans to meet the state Congress president Kamal Nath to talk about alliance, Yadav said, "We have good relations with Kamal Nath. I can only say as of now that SP is going to contest elections in MP."
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav: "As kids, Akhilesh Yadav and (local MP) Dharmendra Yadav have played in my lap. I looked after them and got them married but the new generation does not listen to anyone,"
During a meeting at party headquarters, Akhilesh said that due to the opposition's charges of nepotism against his party, his wife would not be contesting the election.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today slammed the BJP over reports of damage to the bungalow vacated by him in the state capital, terming it as a "conspiracy".
Akhilesh said his party was open to compromising and contesting from select seats if that is what it takes to win against the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year
Pictures and video clips showed damage to a cycle track, on walls after air-conditioners seemed to have been removed and to the floor of what seemed to be a badminton court at the bungalow.