Yadav accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of misleading the people in West Bengal and pledged his party’s support to Trinamool Congress
LUCKNOW — Samajwadi Party Chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced Samajwadi Party’s support for Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections.
Akhilesh Yadav accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday of misleading the people in West Bengal and pledged his party’s support to Trinamool Congress, reports PTI.
Yadav said in Jhansi that SP Vice President Kironmoy Nanda and other senior leaders of the party would campaign against the BJP for TMC candidates in West Bengal.
The Yadav’s support came a day after UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a rally in minority-dominated Malda district where he alleged that cattle smuggling and “love jihad” were continuing unabated in West Bengal and the Mamata Banerjee government was endangering national security by indulging in “appeasement” politics.
He alleged that Yogi Adityanath was “misleading” the people and appealed to the voters not to fall prey to the designs of the BJP, which “indulges in politics of hate”.
According to the report, Samajwadi Party chief said the BJP wanted to come to power in the state by spreading “confusion and propaganda” during the Assembly polls and that Samajwadi Party will not allow this conspiracy of the BJP to succeed.
Yadav claimed that he was in touch with the TMC president and other senior TMC leaders to come up with a joint strategy to take on the BJP.
It is to be mentioned here that RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had also met TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee two days ago and offered his party’s support.
The RJD has already sent two senior leaders — Abdul Bari Siddiqui and Shyam Rajak — to West Bengal.
The West Bengal assembly election will be held in 8 phases from March 27 to April 29.
(With agency inputs)