Lucknow, Feb 11: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's government in Samajwadi Party's stronghold Budaun in Uttar Pradesh. At an election rally, PM Modi told the voters that Budaun was among the 100 most backward districts in the country.
"SP MLA from Budaun had levelled serious allegations against SP MP and if asked about it, Mulayam Ji would've said that 'boys make mistakes'," PM Modi said while taking a jibe at SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
In 2014, Mulayam shocked the entire nation when he said that boys make mistakes to express his protest against anti-rape law.
"I had heard about Budaun even when I was in Gujarat (as the state's CM). What is the reason that fruits of development could not reach this land under the SP and the Bahujan Samaj Party?" he asked.
Budaun is considered as the SP's stronghold. Even during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, when the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the elections, the SP candidate won his seat from Budaun.
Taking a jibe at SP patriarch Mulayam and BSP supremo Mayawati, the Prime Minister said that in spite of Budaun being a 'VIP' constituency from where MLAs and MPs from the SP and the BSP had won elections, the district was yet to see 'vikaas'.
"The entire UP knows that it is not Akhilesh's work, but his misdeed speaks." "Why is it that even after 70 years of independence, 18,000 villages did not get electricity?" PM questioned.
Addressing the residents of Budaun, the PM said that his government was dedicated to serve the poor, marginalised and farmers. "We are initiating several steps to uplift the underprivileged."