BJP Takes a Dig at Akhilesh Yadav

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Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh BJP took a dig at UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi party (SP) on Wednesday over reports of a starvation demise in the Bundelkhand area.

Alluding to reports that a 40-year-old Dalit man passed on because of absence of sustenance and water in Banda locale, state BJP spokesperson Vijay Bahadur Pathak portrayed it as “a sorry tale of misgovernance of the Akhilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh government”.

Accusing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his government of “making false propaganda of helping the people in drought-hit Bundelkhand”, the spokesman said: “This government is best at false propaganda and that is what it is doing sadly with the drought relief.”

Stating that instead of realising the gravity of the situation, officials are busy ignoring the deaths deliberately, the BJP spokesman said: “This was the reason that in this case the post-mortem was not conducted and cremation was done in a hurry.”

A 40-year-old man Natthu died of hunger, as he was going to take relief material being distributed in Aila village. There was no food in his house for four days and he kept awaiting the government help. But when it came, it proved too late.

As the news spread, food packets and other ration were rushed to his home by the district administration.