Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Yadav, credited of being the youngest chief minister in the country, took a dig at the Gandhi scion saying, “Rahul is a good boy, he should visit Uttar Pradesh and stay more often.”
"Rahulji bahut acche insan hain, bahut acche ladke hain. UP me jyada rahenge to hamari bhi dosti unse hogi...Do acche log mil jaye to kya kharab baat hai? (Rahul is a good human being and a good boy. If he spends more time in UP, we can also have friendship with him...If two good human beings meet, what's wrong in that)," he said.
The Samajwadi Party leader's comments have come at a time when Rahul is holding a roadshow in several districts of UP these days. The Congress leader is in Basti today as part of his Kisan Mahayatra.
On the third day of his 'Kisan Mahayatra', being seen as the biggest outreach by the party in the poll-bound state, the Gandhi scion is scheduled to interact with people, farmers, youth and party workers in Basti.
In an attempt to consolidate Congress' position for the UP polls 2017, Rahul Gandhi has undertaken a 2,500-km yatra in Uttar Pradesh.
During his ongoing 'Kisan Mahayatra' in the state, Gandhi has been aggressively attacking Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi but has taken only veiled jibes at the SP government in the state.