Akhilesh Yadav: Don’t want to be PM
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 04, 2019, 04:22 PM
Amid reports about various opposition leaders aiming to rise to the Prime Ministerial post, one of the leaders, Akhilesh Yadav cleared rumours during a conversation with a popular news television host, saying that he does not wish to be the Prime Minister, but rather wants “to be the maker”.
The Samajwadi Party President said that he is “new” and doesn’t “know much”. He can’t be the kingmaker as it sounds like an “elderly term”. He also asserted throughout the discussion that the country will get a new Prime Minister, declaring his belief in the “Mahagathbandhan”, the grand alliance of the opposition parties, to defeat the incumbent ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In reply to questions about the expected number of seats his party will win in the upcoming general elections, he said that he wouldn’t reply because “then the BJP will found out”. He believed that the BJP will not repeat their astounding performance of 71/80 seats from the last elections in 2014, because they haven’t done justice to the state.
Yadav also defended his party’s alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and NISHAD party, saying that it was “a fight to save the Constitution”.
Having made headlines for quite a few days following his remark that “even BJP supporters are ashamed” of the remarks made by BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa, who politicized the airstrike by Indian Air Force soldiers on a Pakistani terror camp, Yadav went on to say that the Yogi Adityanath government wasn’t doing enough for the Pulwama martyrs and their families.
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