Gorakhpur (UP): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday claimed the SP-Congress combine is set to form the next government in the state and attributed his confidence to the "the polling trend in the last five phases."
"The polling trends in the five phases of the state drop ample hints that SP-Congress combine is going to form the government in the state," said the UP CM, while addressing his first joint election rally with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at Gorakhpur in eastern UP.
Akhilesh said people of the state would reject parties like the BJP and BSP for their "anti-people" policies.
"The SP on the other hand is committed to the welfare and development of youngsters," he said adding his government has already made available land in Gorakhpur for building AIIMS.
"But, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must tell when the construction would actually begin," he said.
In his speech, Rahul said, "Congress has entered into an alliance with SP to teach BJP and Modi a lesson."
Claiming that Modi government has done absolutely no work in the last three years of its tenure, Rahul said, "If the Modi government has done even a single work in the last three years, then it must tell people of the country about it."
He alleged that most of the poll promises made by Modi have fallen flat and are yet to see the light of the day.
"This includes sending Rs 15 lakh in accounts of each citizen, sending those with black money behind bars and collecting the illegally stashed black money," he said.