The BJP on Monday hit out at Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav for allegedly speaking ill of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was in the city to inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. The SP, however, claimed that Akhilesh’s remark was aimed at the BJP government in the state.
Asked about Modi’s visit to Varanasi, which is the PM’s parliamentary constituency, and the programmes scheduled there, Akhilesh told reporters in Saifai in Etawah district, “Bahot achchi baat hai. Ek mahina nahi, do mahina, teen mahina, wahin rahein. Achchi baat hai. Woh jagah rehne waali hai. Aakhri samay pe wahin raha jaata hai, Banaras mein (It is a good thing. He should stay there for two months, three months. It is a place worth staying at. People spend their last days there in Banaras).”