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State needs 'yogya' government not Yogi government says Akhilesh

Public is forced to buy everything at a higher price: Yadav

Lucknow, Social Times. On Sunday Samajwadi Party president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav attacked the BJP dispensation, saying the state needs a 'yogya' (competent) government and not a Yogi government. Yadav alleged the BJP "has no work to do" aside from changing names. "It believes in filling pockets instead of potholes." He was speaking after former Uttar Pradesh chief of Bahujan Samaj Party RS Kushwaha and former MP Kadir Rana joined the SP. Yadav reiterated his party's demand for a caste census, and said that when the Congress was in power at the Centre, Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav), RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sharad Yadav had demanded that a caste census was done. Akhilesh also said that at a number of places, the price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 per litre, and the public is forced to buy everything at a higher price. The prices of diesel and LPG cylinders have also increased. Do they have any answer to this. He also attacked the BJP over Samajwadi Party MLA Nitin Agarwal filing nomination for the deputy speaker's post in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly with the support of the ruling party. Yadav also rubbished claims of factionalism in the Samajwadi Party and claimed the BJP will not give tickets to 150 MLAs in the 2022 polls.