Prime News, National (Lucknow), Jan 24:- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday launched a scathing attack on Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav over his controversial remark wherein he described Pakistan as a ‘political enemy’. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Akhilesh Yadav should express remorse and apologise for the comment.
Patra said that while the country is celebrating the foundation day (January 24) of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav in an interview said that Pakistan is not the real enemy of India.
“His comment that Pakistan is not a real enemy and BJP is making Pakistan as an enemy… I will clearly say “(Muhammad Ali) Jinnah se jo kare pyaar, wo Pakistan se kaise kare inkaar,” he told reporters in Lucknow.
Akhilesh Yadav in an interview had said that “our real enemy is China and Pakistan is our political enemy”. He charged that the “BJP only targets Pakistan because of their vote politics”.
Patra also slammed the Samajwadi Party for seeking to ban the opinion polls. He said, “On March 10, the Opposition parties will blame EVMs for the defeat.”
The SP has asked the Election Commission to stop the opinion polls from being aired on some news channels with immediate effect. In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, the party claimed that airing of the polls is a violation of the model code of conduct and they can misguide the voters and influence the election. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).