Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi launch common minimum program

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi released Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. The CMP was released at a joint press conference in Lucknow on Saturday.

Smart phones, skill development, free cycles and homes for the poor among key points in SP-Cong joint CMP.

After releasing CMP, Mr. Akhilesh said “Happy with initial voting trend in first phase of polling...first votes went to SP-Cong alliance and so alliance will be ahead.”

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said “No need for emotions and anger...these are elections for growth and prosperity of the state”. On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's horoscope statement, Mr. Akhilesh said “anyone's ‘janmpatri’ is just a click away in this age of internet.”

Mr. Akhilesh further said “the Prime Minister and BJP should not “mislead” people and come forward and tell what they have given to the state which has elected all prominent NDA leaders.”

Mr. Gandhi said “We want a government of the youth and vision...these ten points in the joint programme are foundations of development.”

"Modi likes to read ‘janampatri’, search Google and peep into bathrooms of people...but he is a failure as PM; he will get a jolt from results of UP polls," Mr. Gandhi said.

The Congress vice-president said “On 99 per cent of 403 seats no problem. Issues being resolved on remaining seats...we are fighting polls together...wrong to say no coordination in alliance.”(PTI)