“The manifesto only promised to solve problems of corporates,” the Samajwadi Party leader said at an election rally at Hajipur in support of party candidate Bir Chand
Paswan.     

Akhilesh said that while Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav is a ‘true representative’ of farmers, BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on the other hand is the ‘representative of corporates’.
    
He said that the party had fielded a candidate from ‘Chaurasia’ caste (which deals with betel trade) at Varanasi for defeating ‘chai wala’ (Narendra Modi).
    
"Everybody knows that paan (betel) is more popular than chai (tea), particularly in Varanasi and neighbouring areas in Bihar," he said.
    
He listed achievements of the SP government in UP made in ‘a small time of two years’ and promised to publicize them across the country.
    
Akhilesh said that almost 20 percent of the UP budget had been earmarked for the welfare of minority Muslims, laptops for students, free medicines, pension and security for elders.
    
The SP government also distributed 1.5 lakh laptops among students in two years, he said, adding that Bihar and UP share common problems and culture.
    
He appealed to the people to give a chance to SP at the Centre to spread the UP model of development in the country.
    
The UP CM also addressed rallies at Sheohar in support of SP candidate Lovely Anand, wife of jailed former JD (U) leader Anand Mohan Singh, and at Barh for SP candidate
Ram Badan Rai from Munger earlier on Monday.

(Agencies)

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