Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday pointed out that the UP CM Yogi Adityanath did not take a dip in the Ganga as he knew the river is dirty. “The BJP spent crores on cleaning the Ganga. But CM Yogi Adityanath knew that the Ganga is dirty. That’s why he didn’t take a dip,” Yadav said.

“The question is will Mother Ganga be ever cleaned? Funds flowed out, but the river hasn’t been cleaned,” he said.

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Akhilesh’s Yadav’s comments on Tuesday was the latest in a series of political attacks between the SP and BJP, two major contenders in the Uttar Pradesh election due to be held early next year.

Earlier, he attacked PM Narendra Modi saying that people spend their final days in Varanasi. Asked about PM Modi’s visit to Varanasi, Akhilesh Yadav told reporters in Etawah, “That [Banaras] is a place to stay. People spend their final days in Banaras.”

PM Modi, too, had attacked the SP saying that red (the colour of SP’s cap) signifies danger for UP.


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