New Delhi: "Did Rahul Gandhi say that Akhilesh is a good chief minister?" Congress asked on Monday as it came down hard on the Samajwadi Party rule in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh saying the party was "imploding from within".
Amid the high-voltage power struggle in the family with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav trading barbs, Congress spokesman R P N Singh claimed there has been "no development" in the four-and-a- half-year of the SP rule in the state.
Besides, he said the law and order is "worsening" day-by-day and the state government has "gone back" on every promise it made to the people.
He lamented that though the Samajwadi Party was given full mandate by people, it has "failed" to fulfill the poll promises leading to "worsening plight" of the farmers, farm labourers and poor.
Asked whether Congress supported Akhilesh or Mulayam, he dismissed it as a hypothetical question. He said no one has approached the state governor complaining that there was a constitutional crisis.
When told that the Congress Vice President had recently hailed Akhilesh as a "good guy" indicating that he was backing the Chief Minister, Singh countered saying: "Did Rahul Gandhi say that Akhilesh is a good chief minister?"...