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Be wary of BJP, they withdrew farm laws for sake of votes: Akhilesh to farmers

Prime News, National, Elections, Politics, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), January 29:- Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday (January 28) asked farmers to be wary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the ruling party’s government had withdrawn its controversial farm laws only for the sake of votes. He also assured farmers that if his alliance forms the government in Uttar Pradesh, they will not allow the implementation of any such anti-farmer law in the state.

Yadav made the statement addressing a joint press conference with Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary, whose outfit is contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Ahead of the Assembly polls, the BJP is reaching out to the Jats in western Uttar Pradesh, from where members of the community had taken part in the year-long stir against the laws at the Delhi’s border points.

BJP leaders had also asked the RLD chief to join hands with their party after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Jat leaders in Delhi on Wednesday (January 26).

Speaking on the occasion, Jayant Chaudhary said his party’s alliance with the SP is “solid” and aimed at furthering the cause of farmers.

Yadav said, “The BJP had promised to double the income of farmers but it brought the three anti-farmer laws. The farmers forced the government to repeal the laws. The BJP rolled back the laws for the sake of votes. The BJP is a party, which brings laws without saying anything.”

Akhilesh asserted on coming to power, their party won’t implement any such law in the state and said he and Jayant are taking forward the cause of farmers championed by former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh, his father Mulayam Singh Yadav and the late farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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