With politics heating up in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly polls due next year, Opposition parties—the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP)—have intensified their attacks on the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state.
BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the poor condition of roads in the state and said that the pothole-ridden roads are living proof of the failure of the government. Notably, the attack comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Yogi Adityanath for the development of the state.
Mayawati attacks UP government
Targeting the UP government, the former chief minister took to Twitter and wrote, “Like the law and health system in UP, the public is also suffering due to the condition of roads.” She said that the newspapers are filled with deaths due to road mishaps caused by waterlogged potholes and termed it “living proof of the failure of the government.”
Highlighting the need for better roads and urging the BJP government to pay attention, the BSP leader said, “Whatever may be government claim about roads but, the condition of the roads in the state has again become so bad that people are unable to understand whether it is a pothole in the road or a road in a pothole. Government should pay attention.”
2. सड़कें लोगों की बुनियादी ज़रूरत व विकास से विशेषतः जुड़ी हुई हैं तथा इनके बारे में भी सरकार चाहे जितने भी नारे व दावे कर ले लेकिन यूपी के सड़कों की हालत फिर से इतनी ज्यादा खराब हो गई हैं कि लोग समझ नहीं पा रहे हैं कि सड़कों में गड्डा है या गड्डे में सड़क। सरकार ध्यान दे।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) September 15, 2021
Earlier this month, the UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had announced that the state government will conduct a 30-day special drive from September 15 to November 15, 2021, to make the roads in the state “pothole-free”.
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