Lucknow, Feb 27: This election season, especially in Uttar Pradesh, we have seen how our leaders have unashamedly used 'foul and provocative' language against each other. Be it Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi or UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-they're all guilty of the using bad and unpalatable language.
Now, it seems the incumbent CM of UP has realised his mistake and has rather obliquely admitted his 'crime'. During a press conference on Sunday, CM Akhilesh told reporters, "This is not the language of Lucknow. We are just replying to issues raised by those who come from Delhi." Akhilesh was answering to the question of the use of 'donkey' and other such words during election campaign.
Recently, the Samajwadi Party leader made an 'opaque' attack against PM Modi while referring to an advertisement of Gujarat government in which Amitabh Bachchan promotes tourism in the state. He said,"Ek gadhe ka vigyapan aata hai, main iss sadi ke sabse bade mahanayak se kahunge ke ab aap Gujarat ke gadhon ka prachar mat kariye (I would urge the Superstar of the Century-Amitabh-to stop advertising for donkeys of Gujarat)."
Before that the PM created a political stir when he accused the rival SP of indulging in caste and communal politics. "If a graveyard is built in a village, so should there be a cremation ground. If there is electricity in Ramzan, it should also be there on Diwali; there should be no discrimination," the PM said at an election rally in UP.
"In Uttar Pradesh, everyone feels that they are being discriminated against and they are being denied their rights. Dalits complain that their share is given to the Other Backward Classes, who in turn point fingers towards Muslims and Yadavs, while Yadavs say that only the family people get the benefits," Modi added.