Hardoi (UP) : Union Home Minister and former BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party and said “A, B, C, D” in the SP lexicon has a different connotation altogether.
“SP’s ‘ABCD’ when translated has an adverse outcome. For them, A is for ‘apraadh aur aatank’ (crime and terror),
“…B is for ‘bhai-bhatijawad’ (nepotism), C is for ‘corruption’ and D is for ‘danga’ (riots).
“BJP has got rid of their ‘ABCD’ from Uttar Pradesh completely,” Shah said at the party’s Jan Vishwas Yatra here.
The BJP leader’s comments came on the back of Akhilesh Yadav’s comments in Unnao, where the SP chief said: “The government must come out and tell where this money came from… because the cash which was found during the IT raid in Kanpur contained notes of Rs 2,000 that was demonetised in 2016.”
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and cabinet Minister Jitin Prasada were also present alongside Shah in Hardoi.
Referring to the Piyush Jain case of Kanpur IT raids, Shah said when agencies searched the premises of the perfume trader Akhilesh Yadav got agitated and called it a politically motivated move.
“When raids were carried out the opposition got agitated. We are committed towards the welfare of the poor. There is no place for corrupts,” he said.
The Home Minister said Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and SP’s Akhilesh have ruled Uttar Pradesh for 15 years.
“During the SP regime development of one section took place, whereas under the BSP another section developed. But the double engine government of Yogi Adityanath and Narendra Modi ensured development for all sections of the society.
“That is because its is BJP’s resolve ‘Sabha Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” he said.
Shah said whenever elections are round the corner political parties start cashing in on Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
“Congress insulted Babasaheb. Only BJP gave respect to Ambedkar and got his memorial constructed not only in the country, but offshore as well,” he said.
He expressed confidence BJP will return to power both at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh, and in the state they will again win over 300 seats.
The Home Minister said that there was a time when mafias ruled western Uttar Pradesh and there was exodus due to rampant presence of mafia.
However, after the Yogi government came to power all the mafias have either deserted the state or are lodged in the jails, he said.