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“Un-UP-Yogi..”: Akhilesh Yadav mocks PM’s “UP +Yogi=Upyogi” slogan

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: Launching a sharp attack on BJP over the IT raids on three leaders of his party, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, hit out at UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath terming him as an “Unupyogi (Un+UP+Yogi)” or useless Chief Minister who “can’t even operate a computer.” Akhilesh’s sharp jibe came a day after PM Narendra Modi had coined a termed  “UP+Yogi = Upyogi” or useful leader of the state, for Adityanath.

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The SP chief added that BJP is using central agencies to target the state parties, “All related to Samajwadi party are under surveillance,” Mr Yadav declared at a press conference this afternoon. “Yogi Adityanath himself hears the recordings in the evening. If you are contacting us you are also under radar,” he added, addressing the journalists attending the meet.

Mr Yadav, the predecessor of Yogi Adityanath in the top post, launched a sharp attack on the BJP a day after the Income Tax department conducted a series of raids on his party leaders including his private secretary Jainendra Yadav, party leader and spokesperson Rajeev Rai, and another party leader Manoj Yadav.

The raids, he said, were an indication that the BJP was going to lose the election. The Chief Minister he dismissed as “unupyogi” (useless) drawing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “UP-yogi upyogi, meaning useful)” .

“Can’t expect anything from “unupyogi” government… The BJP can only run ‘WhatsApp University’,” he added.

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Citing the raids, Mr Yadav said the BJP is working to a script handed down the Congress when they were the rulers.  

He spoke on the same lines yesterday, saying such tactics of the BJP will increase as the elections get closer.

“Abhi to Income Tax department aaya hai, Enforcement Directorate aayega, CBI aayega (Right now, now the tax department has come… the Enforcement Directorate will come, CBI will come) but the cycle (the Samajwadi Party’s poll symbol) will not stop,” he had said.

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