Lucknow, Feb 9: In poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, campaigning has taken an interesting twist. The Bharatiya Janata Party has prepared a set of 20 questions--UP ke Sawal---to be answered by the incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
It's a unique way devised by the BJP to target the ruling Samajwadi Party in its own turf by posing 'hard-hitting' questions. It will be interesting to see, if Akhilesh will be able to answer the questions with aplomb. Or, will the SP have counter-questions for the BJP?
Reports say several senior BJP leaders--both from UP and the Centre--are likely to quiz Akhilesh almost on a daily basis till the polling process gets over in the state. The questions will be posted on social media, so that the voters get to know the kind of issues being raised by the BJP against the SP.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal will pose the first question to Akhilesh during a press conference at the BJP's headquarters in Lucknow, UP, on Thursday. After Goyal, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the next person to grill Akhilesh.
"All the questions are related to issues like revenue loss, corruption, law and order situation and illegal mining, to name a few," says a BJP leader.