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SP slams BJP for `copying` election manifesto

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 20:07

Kushinagar: A day after BJP released
its UP poll manifesto, Samajwadi Party accused it of "directly
lifting" several key sops from the SP manifesto.

"The BJP has lifted several key sops and promises from
the SP manifesto," SP state president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday
said while addressing an election rally here.

The BJP released its election manifesto yesterday and
like SP it has come up with commitments to provide laptops and
tablet computers to students.

Dispelling all speculations, the SP leader said that the
party president Mulayam Singh Yadav would be Chief Minister
once the SP comes to power in UP.

Lashing out at BSP, Yadav said that instead of working
for the poor, the state government has spent more funds on
statues and memorials.

He claimed that if SP comes to power, all the statues
would be removed.

In an apparent attempt to appease minorities, Yadav said,
"on coming to power, SP would provide Rs 30,000 to Muslim
girls who clear Class X".

Yadav also accused the BSP of indirectly strengthening
Congress is the state.


First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 20:07
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