Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh):
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh on Sunday said being a political leader does not mean that someone “crushes anyone with a Fortuner car”.
His remarks came amid allegations by Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, for biting farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.
The UP BJP chief was addressing party workers at the inaugural session of the state executive of the party’s Minority Front in Lucknow.
“Elections should be won on the basis of one’s conduct. Politics is about serving your society, your country. There is no caste and religion involved. Being a political leader doesn’t mean you rob, its Doesn’t mean you get down by anyone by Fortuner. We are in this party to serve the poor. Politics is not a part-time job,” Mr. Singh said.
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He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying, “Two persons from poor background became the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi opened bank accounts for the poor when no one bothered. PM Modi and Yogi built seven lakh houses in the state. Did anyone ask about votes and religion? Vaccines are being sent to other countries under PM Modi’s leadership. People’s lives through gas, electricity connections and toilets changing what is being provided to them.”
He also alleged that interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi looted the country for a decade.
Elections to 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh are due early next year.