Embarking on a Samajwadi Party Vikas Rath Yatra on Thursday atop a modified Mercedes bus, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav arrived at the function destination in Lucknow in his first show of strength after the Yadav family feud with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.
Clashes erupted between SP workers before the Vikas Rath Yatra function however, Mulayam Singh and Shivpal Yadav were present at the venue, quashing rumors of problems within the family.
Here are highlights:
We have to think who’s hands the country is in and where are they taking it? This is an election that will change the politics of the country: Akhilesh Yadav
To ye sochna padega ki desh kiske haath mei hai aur kaha leke ja rahe hai woh log. Ye desh ki rajneeti badalne ka chunaav hai:
On one hand Army jawans are protecting us at the risk of their lives, while same jawans are also committing suicide: Akhilesh Yadav
This is the time to bring SP government again, people have conspired and we have stumbled but I am happy that among the youth there are those who will take forward the SP ideology: Akhilesh Yadav
I am happy that we have the opportunity to run the rath for the third time. I want to thank the youth for joining this roadshow and congratulate them for this historic moment. The people of Uttar Pradesh will repeat history for the third time: Akhilesh Yadav
Our goal is that BJP government does not form in UP: Shivpal Yadav
I give good wishes to Akhilesh Yadav that Samajwadi government should come in UP: Shivpal Yadav