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Modi A Political Migrant Who's From Gujarat But Contested Polls From Varanasi, Says Akhilesh Yadav

'Migration from western UP is a non-issue'

02/02/2017 8:19 PM IST | Updated 02/02/2017 8:51 PM IST
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MUZAFFARNAGAR (UTTAR PRADESH) -- Hitting out at the BJP for raking up a "non-issue" of migration from western Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in fact a "real migrant" as he was from Gujarat and had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi.

Addressing a rally in Khatauli on Thursday, Akhilesh Yadav, who is also the national president of the Samajwadi Party, also said that by voting against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the people of Uttar Pradesh will give a befitting reply to Prime Minister's decision of demonetisation.

"He made the people stand in long queues outside banks and ATMs. Some people died to whom we gave Rs 2-2 lakhs each," he said while terming demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes against the public.

The Chief Minister also claimed that the BJP was now out of the race for power in the state.

"There was some confusion earlier but now that Congress and SP has joined hands, we are set to return to power with over 300 seats," he said.

Also taking on people who were criticising him for giving 105 seats to Congress, Akhilesh Yadav said he was a man with a big heart.

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