BJP, SP engage in battle of tweets

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 14, 2019, 04:04 PM

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Samajwadi Party chief,  Akhilesh Yadav, in a string of tweets directed  towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and incumbent Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,  against whom Yadav lost the assembly elections in 2017, requested "citizens to vote in huge numbers  and choose  a new Prime Minister".
This tweet was in response to Modi's tweet where he urged the people to vote for the upcoming  general elections.
Yadav tagged Modi's tweet and said ironically  that he was glad to see the PM "appealing to the Grand Alliance  for a change", referring to the alliance formed of multiple opposition parties with the aim of defeating the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party rule.
In reply, UP CM Adityanath launched a scathing attack on Akhilesh Yadav for not knowing the "reality of the villages" as he does not "step out  of his house". He also claimed that UP had seen a drastic reduction  in the number of criminal  activities in  the past 2 years, with no cases of riots.
Yadav also tagged the leaders he is the part of the Mahagathbandhan with, popularly labelled as the "Mahamilavat" by Modi in various speeches at rallies across the country.

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