Akhilesh seeks change of guard in Bihar, campaigns for SP

Lucknow/Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) Seeking a change in the Bihar government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday sought votes for candidates of the Samajwadi PArty (SP) in the assembly elections, the first round of which was conducted on Monday.

Campaigning extensively in Aurangabad and Rohtas for his party’s candidates, Akhilesh Yadav said the present state government had fallen short of the aspirations of the people and hence needed to be booted out of power. Addressing well-attended public rallies in Karhagar and Goh assembly constituencies, Yadav told the people of how neighbouring Uttar Pradesh was moving ahead on the path of development and prosperity under the SP government.

“When we can do it in UP why can’t it be repeated in Bihar” he questioned while listing schemes undertaken by his government for the welfare of the people. He listed schemes like the Samajwadi Pension Scheme, Agra-Lucknow Expressway, 1090 Women’s Powerline, the Lucknow Metro Rail and Madhenu Dairy schemes which were benefiting people from all walks of life.

Bihar, he said, was facing problems for which solutions had long been provided by Ram Manohar Lohia, Jai Prakash Narayan and Karpuri Thakur. The same work ethos, he added, was taken forward by Mulayam Singh Yadav. He also charged the Narendra Modi government at the center and the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar of fooling the people.

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