GORAKHPUR: Leaving no stone unturned to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath's bastion Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party is campaigning aggressively. Launching an attack on the CM, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav questioned him over not doing enough to act against those responsible for the death of children in a Gorakhpur hospital last year.
"BJP is a party whose CM refused to take responsibility for the death of children due to lack of oxygen and his minister had said that children die in such season. I have seen him sitting silently in Assembly and shedding tears on television," Yadav said at an election rally in Champa Devi park.
The SP chief also stressed that all sections should come together in the election and accused that the BJP raked Hindu identity during the last Assembly elections. "I want to ask them who are we? What is the definition of Hindu? If we are Hindus, accept it," he said.
Referring to Adityanath's reported statement terming the SP and BSP as snake and mole, Yadav said such language was the result of frustration. "They are passing remarks on our red cap, we never did anything like this ever," he said.
He also hit out at the BJP claiming the party was not doing enough to counter corruption cases. Questioning the ruling government over the Nirav Modi bank fraud case, he said that the BJP used take about corruption and crime but crimes are taking place under its rule and people are not getting caught.
"They used to make allegations on corruption and crime. During the BJP government corruption is rising and people are not getting caught. They are running away from the country with your hard earned money. Earlier when a Yadav was found at police station they use to call him our relative now I want to ask them who is his (Nirav Modi) relative," the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.