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Congress ‘looted’ country for years, now ‘princes’ Rahul and Akhilesh want to ‘loot’ UP together: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Targeting Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over a businessman’s son’s murder, BJP president Amit Shah said both the “princes” should speak about “lawlessness” in the state and promised to rid it of criminals if his party is voted to power.

Alleging that Congress has looted the country, while Samajwadi Party the state, he said the “two princes” now wanted to loot UP together but people will not accept their alliance. Shah launched sharp attack on SP in a public meeting after he called off his scheduled foot march following the killing and observed a minute silence.

“Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, these two princes should speak in their press conference about this merciless killing.

There is lawlessness in the state. They should speak about it… You answer to them by voting for lotus (BJP’s symbol) and we will rid the state of crime and goondaism,” he said.

While BJP wants the state to become number one in employment, it has become the leading state in unemployment and incidents of rape, he claimed.

“I urge you not to fall for the false promises of either Samajwadi Party or Congress or BSP. Only BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi can do it,” he said.

Targeting the government over the murder, he said an innocent youth was killed and bullets were fired in market but it made no difference to the Chief Minister.

Wooing farmers, Shah said his party has promised to write off loans of small farmers and give them interest-free loans. Within 120 days of the formation of BJP government, pending dues of sugarcane farmers will be paid, he said, adding it will work to make the state number one in job creation.

SP made no developments in the state: Mayawati

“Samajwadi Party (SP) has made no developments in the state. There are utmost crime, goondagradi (hooliganism) and corruption as lots of officers have been transferred,” she said while addressing an election rally here.

Attacking the BJP, Mayawati said that no development was made by the central government during its three-year tenure.

“BJP has harassed people specially the poor, farmers and small businessmen by banning high-value currency notes. Many businesses have failed due to the demonetisation. BJP promised to bring ‘achche din’, but there were no such good days and people should beware of BJP,” she said.

“No development was made by SP while a lot of money has been wasted in advertisement. SP supported criminals who committed utmost atrocities against women. BSP would enquire the corruption if it comes to power. BSP would provide better payment to sugarcane farmers and send goondas to jail,” Mayawati said.

Attacking Congress, she said Congress did nothing during its 54-year rule in the centre and 27-year tenure in UP.

Mayawati alleged that, “SP and BJP were planning to end reservation. Riots in Muzaffarnagar took place with the connivance of SP and BJP”.

She appealed to the people to vote for BSP to bring development and bring an end to “goondagardi” in UP.

The BSP is locked in a three-corned electoral fight in the state with SP-Congress combine and the BJP.

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held from February 11 to March 8 in seven phases.