Ahead of the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Rajya Sabha member and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Jaya Bachchan on Friday accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state of lying and said the Chief Minister “never uttered a word” on women’s safety.
Addressing a public rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Sirathu while campaigning for the opposition SP, she said, “They forget that your chief minister (Yogi Adityanath) has abandoned the family. What do they know about the family? What do they know what is a daughter-in-law, a daughter? These people tell nothing but lies.
“I have been in Parliament for 15 years, they have not told anything except lies. When he is in power and when he was not in power, he never uttered a word for women’s safety,” she added.
“They are looking at the work done by Akhilesh Yadav. They did not do any work after that,” she stated.
Former Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav, wife of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is spearheading the SP campaign, was present at the rally.
The seven-phased UP Assembly polls began Feb 10. The fifth phase, which is scheduled Feb 27, will cover some of the eastern Awadh region, including Ayodhya, Rae Bareli and Amethi districts. While four phases have already concluded, the remaining three phases will take place Feb 27, Mar 3 and Mar 6. The counting of votes will take place Mar 10.