Akhilesh Yadav: Nation should be run in accordance with the Constitution, not with bulldozers
Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, declared on Saturday that the BJP government had failed on the law and order front by killing a key witness in the 2005 murder of former BSP MLA Raju Pal. He added that the country should be run in accordance with the Constitution rather than through bulldozers.
Moreover, he said that the Samajwadi Party-led coalition will run for all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the general election of 2019. The head of the Samajwadi Party was in Azamgarh to offer his condolences on the passing of senior party figure Balram Yadav's wife.
When asked about the current demolition work in Prayagraj after the death of Umesh Pal, a crucial witness in the murder of Raju Pal, Yadav said, "The nation should not be controlled by bulldozers, but by law and the Constitution."
"In the gunfight, the witness and two gunners died. The scenario that was caught on CCTV is similar to a movie set. It is the BJP government's fault that lives have been lost. The BJP government failed in this instance, "said Akhilesh Yadav.
On February 24, Sandeep Nishad, a police security guard, and Umesh Pal were shot and killed outside his house in the Prayagraj neighbourhood of Dhoomanganj.
When asked whether he would travel to Sandeep Nishad's home in Azamgarh, Yadav said that his Samajwadi Party was with the family and would visit them when the matter had received all necessary disclosures. So the administration would claim that we went to court compassion and engage in vote-bank politics if I leave now.
"I want to know when the top 10 mafias would be revealed, in response to those who said that criminals will be decimated. This list is being kept private because of concern that it contains BJP members as well, "explained Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav spoke on his party's preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, stating that the Samajwadi Party alliance would run candidates for all 80 seats in the state.
In an alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), Mahan Dal, Apna Dal (K), and Janwadi Party, SP ran in the 2022 local elections. Mahan Dal and SBSP afterwards split apart.
The leader of the Samajwadi Party spoke to his party's victory in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha byelection called in the wake of Mulayam Singh Yadav's passing as follows: "The BJP has not been able to determine why they lost in Mainpuri by such a wide margin. They suffered severe defeats because they lacked solutions to issues with law and order, employment, inflation, healthcare, education, and inflation."
In 2024, he urged the young to teach the BJP a lesson or else they would "receive half-baked jobs like Agniveer" and recommended them to give up on the BJP as a source of employment.
He said, "The BJP needs to go in order to preserve the nation and society.
Yadav said that only O P Rajbhar would know with which party the SBSP national president would vote in the general elections in the next year.
Om Prakash Rajbhar, the leader of the SBSP, ran in the 2017 assembly elections in coalition with the BJP. He was elected a minister but quit after two years. He ran for office in 2022 in an alliance with the SP, but he backed the BJP in the presidential fight.