New Delhi,UPDATED: Aug 19, 2023 15:01 IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday raised questions over no G20 event being held in Manipur. Addressing the Aaj Tak G20 Summit, Akhilesh Yadav asked if the situation in Manipur is returning to normal, as claimed by the Centre, then why is no G20 event being held there?
Addressing the ‘G20 ka Chunav Connection’ session, Akhilesh Yadav asked, “There were so many G20 events held in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country, but why was no event held in Manipur?”
“If the BJP wants to take advantage of these events, the party should sponsor them. Why is the government, why are the taxpayers sponsoring it? The government is saying the situation is all okay in Manipur, then they should hold a G20 event in Manipur,” the Samajwadi Party chief said.
Akhilesh Yadav said that they have “no problems with events being held in Delhi, but’ Manipur is a big issue right now”.
“If you are saying that a state in the nation is doing okay, then why is no G20 event being held there? The BJP should hold a G20 event in Manipur and show to the world that the situation is okay.” he asked again.
AKHILESH YADAV’S ATTACK AGAINST PM MODI, BJP
Taking a swipe at the Opposition alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had described the INDIA bloc as ‘ghamandia’ (marked by arrogance).
In response to PM Modi’s jibe, Akhilesh Yadav said, “Jo INDIA ko ghamandia kahe, woh khud ghamandia hai (Those who call INDIA ghamandia, are themselves arrogant).”
When asked about the allegation of parivarvaad (dynasty politics) and corruption levelled against the opposition party leaders by the ruling BJP, Akhilesh Yadav said, “Is Jyotiraditya Scindia not part of dynastic politics? The state that I come from, Yogi Adityanath became Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister due to parivarvaad. I mentioned just two names, but I can give you a list.”
He said, “MPs are elected, not nominated. We can give tickets to candidates, but they are elected by the people.”
“The BJP should not try to hide its faults. The biggest parivarvaad party in India today is BJP,” Akhilesh Yadav added.