Unnao (Uttar Pradesh): As Uttar Pradesh voted in the second phase of assembly elections, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation.
The Samajwadi Party leader also took on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati for saying she will prefer to sit in the opposition rather than join hands with the BJP in the event of a hung verdict.
Akhilesh Yadav told a campaign rally here that only the Samajwadi Party could bring more development and prosperity to the country's most populous state.
He said Modi was busy with his radio talk 'Mann ki Baat' and had no time for 'kaam ki baat'.
He accused Modi of forcing millions to stand outside banks and ATMs in the aftermath of the November 8 ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes.
"All your money is deposited in the banks now. So what are you left with?" he asked the crowd.
The demonetisation decision was taken to end black money, terror funding and corruption. It led to an unprecedented cash crunch across the country.
Akhilesh Yadav also took a dig at Mayawati for saying she will prefer to sit in the opposition benches rather than ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party after the ongoing assembly election.
"Not even two phases of polling have taken place and Mayawati is already talking of sitting in the opposition," he said.
Akhilesh Yadav, President of the Samajwadi Party, is set to address seven rallies on Wednesday.