BJP Pursuing a Jhoot & Boot Campaign: Akhilesh Yadav
The Samajwadi Party chief was referring to the Rafale deal scam and the incident of BJP MP beating a BJP MLA with a shoe.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked the BJP whether it was pursuing a “jhoot and boot” campaign, a day after the party was embarrassed by its two legislators who attacked each other with one of them using his shoe.
By “jhoot” (lies), Yadav was ostensibly referring to the multi-crore Rafale aircraft deal, regarding which, several corruption allegations have been levelled against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.
His comments came a day after the BJP-led government at the Centre told the Supreme Court that documents related to the agreement had been ‘stolen’ from the Defence Ministry.
“First there were parallel negotiations. Then the (Rafale) files were stolen. Meanwhile in Uttar Pradesh, MP-MLA used shoes for dispute resolution at a meeting to discuss development. Now BJP workers are asking their leaders as to what campaign is on? The ‘jhoot’ and the ‘boot’ or the youth and the booth?” Yadav wrote in a tweet.
First there were parallel negotiations. Then the files were stolen. Meanwhile in UP, MP-MLA used shoes for dispute resolution at a meeting to discuss development.
Now BJP workers are asking their leaders what to campaign on?
The jhoot and the boot or the youth and the booth?
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 7, 2019
His “boot” dig was aimed at the fracas in Sant Kabir Nagar, where a BJP MP and a BJP MLA each other during a meeting in presence of minister of in-charge of the district, Ashutosh Tandon, son of Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon.
Sant Kabir Nagar MP Sharad Tripathi was caught on tape, hitting Mehdawal MLA Rakesh Baghel.
(With PTI inputs)