Akhilesh attacks Congress, calls CBI ‘persecution’ tool

After SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today launched a blistering attack on the Congress, alleging anybody who does not act according to its wishes faces “persecution” through the CBI.

Akhilesh claimed that the UPA will suffer heavily in the next Lok Sabha elections due to “widespread dissatisfaction” among the people of the country.

Talking to reporters here on the sidelines of a function, Akhilseh however made it clear that the Samajwadi Party will “continue to support the UPA government to keep communal forces at bay” even as he asserted “we are fully prepared for the elections, whenever they take place”.

Asked about the party supremo’s statement that elections could take place as early as November this year, the UP chief minister said “political developments and media reports hint at such a possibility”.

Yesterday, Mulayam had told reporters, “the Congress used to take support by threatening. I supported the UPA government in bad times but the Congress has put the CBI after me.”

To the BJP’s charge that the SP, by supporting the UPA, was acting under pressure fearing the CBI action against some of its top leaders, Akhilesh evaded a direct reply but said “it is a fact that anybody who does not act according to the wishes of the Congress party, faces persecution through the CBI”.

The UP chief minister also claimed that his party will “come out with its best-ever performance” in the Lok Sabha polls as “people will weigh our pro-people initiatives against the previous corrupt the BSP regime in the state. Besides, widespread dissatisfaction with the Centre will cost the Congress heavily across the country and in UP we will be the biggest gainers”.

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