Lucknow: Opposition parties in the state, especially the Samajwadi Party, that accused the BJP of just inaugurating projects initiated by previous governments, should, in fact, congratulate the ruling party, UP Industries Minister Satish Mahana said on Friday.
Rival political parties should, on a large hoarding, mention the projects that were started during their tenure but inaugurated by the current government and acknowledge that they were incapable of completing them, he added.
"If we are taking your work forward, then you should, in fact, congratulate Yogi Adityanathji," Mahana told news agency PTI in Lucknow.
Attacking the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), he claimed industrialists were so against the BSP supremo Mayawati, that they used to escape at the slightest mention of her name.
Responding to the Opposition's allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was making back-to-back trips to Uttar Pradesh to mislead people, Mahana said the Prime Minister was visiting the state to showcase the achievements of the government as it had worked for the welfare of the people and hence had the confidence to reach out to them now....