Akhilesh Yadav Flips Amit Shah’s “JAM” Strike With His Own Acronym

On Sunday, Akhilesh used the identical acronym to assault the BJP.


Responding to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s jibe in opposition to his occasion, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday attacked the BJP saying it stands for conceitedness, lies, and inflation.

Mr Akhilesh’s response got here a day after Mr Shah’s speech in Azamgarh, during which he termed the SP as a celebration that stands for “Jinnah, Azam Khan and Mukhtar (Ansari)”, giving it the acronym ‘JAM’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has in previous used ‘JAM’ as a shorthand to publicise his imaginative and prescient of getting a ‘Jan Dhan Bank account, Aadhaar, and Mobile cellphone’ to each particular person within the nation.

On Sunday, Akhilesh used the identical acronym to assault the BJP.

“For BJP, ‘J’ stands for ‘Jhooth’ (lie), ‘A’ stands for ‘Ahankaar(arrogance), and ‘M’ stands for ‘Mahangaai’ (inflation),” he said addressing a press conference in Kushinagar.

In his address, Akhilesh criticized the BJP for rising prices of petrol and diesel across the country.

He alleged the BJP is pandering to the poor only because election is around the corner in Uttar Pradesh.

“If the BJP stays in power, it (fuel price) will touch Rs 150. They are not increasing the price as election is round the corner,” he mentioned.

“The poor are being given food grains only till the elections. They (BJP) are saying that it has been extended from Holi to Diwali,” he said, adding that if his party comes to power, food will be available round the year.

Addressing a rally in the SP bastion of Azamgarh on Saturday, Mr Shah had said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has rid the Purvanchal region of “mosquitoes and mafia”.

He claimed that while PM Modi strived to give a “corruption-free” government, SP was inducting in its fold people like Mukhtar Ansari, a don-turned-politician.

“You ought to inform me whether or not you need BJP’s JAM or SP’s JAM. These folks can by no means work for the welfare of Uttar Pradesh. They bask in dividing folks on the premise of caste, inflicting riots, appeasement, and vote-bank politics,” Mr Shah had said.

He attacked the SP chief yet again for naming Muhammad Ali Jinnah — the founder of Pakistan — among other freedom fighters.

“There are so many individuals from the minority group right here. Is there anybody right here who sees greatness in Jinnah,” Mr Shah had mentioned.

In an tackle in Hardoi on October 31, Akhilesh kicked up an argument when he mentioned Jinnah obtained his barristership from the identical place as did Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru, individuals who obtained India freedom.

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