Constitution in danger now, says Akhilesh
Indore | As long as there was a BJP Government in the country, the Constitution would be in danger as also the rights given by Babasaheb Ambedkar, said Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.
He told mediapersons here on Thursday that it was not just a matter of winning seats in elections, the public wanted change.
Akhilesh did not comment on the question of termination of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership. All he said was that the Constitution was in danger. "Tomorrow is Babasaheb Ambedkar's birth anniversary, I will go to his birthplace Mhow," he added. Akhilesh arrived here on Thursday as part of his two-day visit to the State.
He evaded a direct reply on whether his party would join an Opposition alliance to take on BJP. "This is a big question. What name are you giving to it (the grand alliance)? But I know one thing that people of Uttar Pradesh will unseat BJP," he said. The citizens of the country wanted a change of power.
To the encounter of Asad Ahmed, accused in the Umesh Pal murder case in Uttar Pradesh, in Jhansi on Thursday, Akhilesh in his tweet from here said: "The BJP Government is trying to divert attention from the real issues. BJP people don't believe in the court. Today's and recent encounters should be thoroughly investigated, and the culprits should not be spared. Power does not have the right to decide what is right or wrong. BJP is against brotherhood," he said.
Earlier, he reached here at 11.30 am and was accorded a warm welcome by a large number of the party workers. From the airport, he drove straight to the residence of SP leader Bante Yadav.