Ahead of the Maharashtra election polls, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that Congress' negative politics is the reason for the unrest in the country. He also said that the Congress party believes only in selfish gains and party interest.
In an exclusive interview with Republic TV's political news editor Aishwarya Kapoor, Yogi Adityanath said, "Due to the negative politics, Congress has lost the trust of the people. It is the oldest political party of the country has to see this day due to their negative politics. They do not have any agenda for the country, they do not have any strategy to fight terrorism in the country. Party interest is more important than national interest for the congress party. And this is the reason the people gave Congress what they deserve."
"The negative politics of Congress is the main reason for the unrest in the country. In the five years term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the country a positive leadership and we can see the results in front of us. But this negative politics of Congress is the only reason for the disruption in the country," he added.
Maharashtra which has 288 Assembly seats will go to polls on 21 October 2019. Maharashtra assembly elections will be held in a single-phase and the counting procedure would be conducted on October 24. Shiv Sena will contest for polls from 124 constituencies, the BJP will contest from 150 and its allies will contest from 14 constituencies. Meanwhile, Congress in alliance with Sharad Pawar's NCP, have decided to contest 125 seats each in the 288-member assembly, leaving the remaining 38 seats for its allies. Currently, the BJP holds 122 seats while the Shiv Sena holds 63 seats and the Opposition held by UPA has 42 seats.