As polls approach, Akhilesh seeing a great person in Jinnah, says Amit Shah in Azamgarh
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is seeing a "great person" in Muhammad Ali Jinnah as Assembly polls are approaching.
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): Ahead of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a state university in Azamgarh and said that region which was earlier known for "radicalisation" during the Samajwadi Party rule, will now be known for education. He added that Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is seeing a "great person" in Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
"We brought in JAM- J for Jan Dhan account, A for Aadhar Card, M for mobile phones. Now, Samajwadi Party also said to have brought a JAM...which is - 'J for Jinnah, A for Azam Khan and M for Mukhtar'. As polls approach, Akhilesh is seeing a great person in Jinnah," Shah said while addressing a rally in the parliamentary constituency of Akhilesh Yadav.
"Azamgarh was known for radicalisation during the Samajwadi Party rule. Now, Azamgarh will be known for education. I want to suggest to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to name the university being built here after Maharaja Suheldev. Azamgarh is witnessing transformation under Yogi government. 'Mafia-raj' has ended under Chief Minister Adityanath," Shah added.
The Union Home Minister went on to say that Yogi Adityanath brought an end to "casteism, nepotism and appeasement" in Uttar Pradesh.
"Before 2015, Uttar Pradesh's economy was 6th in the country and today's it's at number 2. Unemployment rate reduced to 4.1 per cent; there are 40 medical colleges, medical seats have gone up to 3800," he added.
Assembly elections are slated to be held in Uttar Pradesh early next year.