Bangalore: Dismissing the possibility of any impact of Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said his elevation as chairman of the BJP campaign committee will not cast a magic spell as his Gujarat counterpart is hardly acquainted with UP politics.

"Modi's elevation and his magic will not cast a spell in Uttar Pradesh as Modi is hardly acquainted with the nitty-gritty of UP politics and people of the state hardly know him. His magic only works on television and Gujarat. I don't want to say anything further," he said.

Yadav said that Uttar Pradesh had always restricted communal parties which try to divide the society and nation at large.

He said people in Uttar Pradesh have always taken prudent decisions on issues of secularism, farmers and national security.


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