Lucknow– In an open letter to the countrymen, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and president of Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday tore into the Bharatiya Janata Party and launched a sharp attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley.
“Two and a half men – and a media that has been corrupted by their sycophantic portrayal are on the brink of destroying our nation and everything it stands for,” Akhilesh wrote in the open letter.
Talking about the mob lynching, Samajwadi Party chief said, “Our sovereignty and natural resources are sold to famous few industrialists, who fund the BJP as they deliver policies that benefit them. Every minority in the country lives in fear of lynch mobs fuelled by rumours spread by BJP IT cells – Internet Terrorist cells”.
Attacking on the BJP’s ideology, Yadav said, “They are same founding fathers, who the BJP is desperate to co-opt into their
Talking about the West Bengal confrontation with the Centre,
he said “The attack on the state of West Bengal is not only an attack on
the values and tenets of the Constitution but also an attack on the dreams of
our founding fathers.”
He further said, “The formula is simple – unfriendly politicians in power are to be embroiled in legal battles, buried under false charges, attacked as anti-national and seditious, and their states set aflame using sectarian methods at the disposal of the government.”
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said “Our prime minister is far from a strong man. To quote his own colleague Nitin Gadkari – ‘one who cannot manage his home cannot manage the country’.”
Going all praise for the West Bengal chief minister Mamata
Banerjee, he said “Here is a woman who was dragged from Jyoti Basu’s office by
the hair for demanding action against rapists and put in jail. Here is a woman
who defeated the old patriarchy of the communist party in their bastion. Here
is a woman who took on large, industrial interests so that farmers would not
lose their land.”
Attacking the Modi government, he said, “Rule of law requires strong institutions, not weak officers who are
Calling upon judiciary, the CBI, IAS, IPS officers and other
institutions, he said “I call on them to stand up for due process so that they
do not act as the election agents for a particular party”.
“You cast your vote for those who can represent you best but please do not allow this motley group to erode the very basis of our country,” Akhilesh wrote in the letter calling upon the people.
The confrontation between the West Bengal chief minister and the Centre started when a team of Central Investigation Agency landed up in the state to arrest Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with Saradha Scam. The state government objected the move and CBI officers were detained by the Kolkata police.