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UP election 2017: Given more electricity in Diwali than in Ramadan, says Akhilesh in response to Modi’s comment

New Delhi: Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at a rally in Maharajganj said that his government provided more electricity during Diwali than in Ramadan.

“Given more electricity in Diwali than in Ramadan”, said the CM.

Junior Yadav was countering the comment made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently in which he said that electricity should be given during both-Diwali and Ramadan.

Many saw PM’s comment as polarising, in the UP state which is witnessing Assembly election.

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Donkey politics in Uttar Pradesh

Interesting, the high-decibel campaign for the fifth phase of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, witnesses an animal-“donkey” as its talking point between Samajwadi Party and BJP.

The political campaigning in the fifth phase of the state polls was marked by ‘war of words’ among rival parties.

Addressing a poll rally in Rae Bareli recently, Akhilesh Yadav had said, “There comes an advertisement on Television that features donkeys. I will ask the megastar of this century (Amitabh Bachchan) to stop campaigning for donkeys.”

His comments came on a tourism advertisement for Gujarat featuring Bachchan promoting the state’s wild ass.

At his rally in Bahraich, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his “donkey” remark, asking him if he was afraid of the four-footed creatures of Gujarat.

“I take inspiration from the donkey because I work for people day and night…donkeys are loyal to their master,” he had said on Thursday to counter the SP chief’s reference to donkeys of Gujarat in a poll meeting earlier in Rae Bareli.

“It works even if it is ill, hungry or tired and completes the task…Akhileshji these 125 crore countrymen are my masters…I do all the work they ask me to do as I take inspiration from donkeys and take it with full pride,” he said.

“In elections, opponents criticise each other… Akhileshji I can understand if you attack Modi and BJP but I am amused that you have attacked donkeys…are you afraid of donkeys, that too these are thousands of kilometres away?”

Addressing an election rally in poll-bound UP. Modi had said,”The people of this country are my masters, I take inspiration from the donkey because I work for people day and night…donkeys are loyal to their master.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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