Ahead of the press conference on January 12 with alliance partner Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said addressed a public meeting at Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh in a bid to set his poll agenda for the Lok Sabha elections.
Setting the tone in Uttar Pradesh ahead for the Lok Sabha elections, Yadav attacked the BJP for not addressing farmers issue and said that his party will formulate the best model for them.
"BJP people will not understand the problems of farmers. There can be no development until farmers are empowered, Farmers can only be helped by the government, no other industry can help them," he said.
He also implored the farmers to look past caste and creed and bring to power those who will work for them.
"If we will come to power, we will work to create the best model for farmers. Farmers need ample remuneration for their work. Farmers must forget caste and creed alliance and vote for those who work for them. If you will miss this time voting for the right people, then you will have to regret for the next five years. Please take care this time," he said.
He also accused the BJP of not fulfilling their promise to protect cows.
"Even PM Modi said stop slaughter houses. People were made to believe that the slaughter houses belonged to SP. But the fact is these slaughter houses belong to BJP. None of the slaughter houses have been closed till date. BJP has spread bitterness. The BJP has fooled people in the name of cow. Please ask them what they are doing now for cow," he said.
He also announced his party's slogan for the Lok Sabha polls - "BJP ka dhokha bolta he"
He also spoke about the crucial press conference on Saturday with his coalition partner Mayawati.
"Every other alliance left BJP. The BJP lost in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. Tomorrow, I will do a press conference with Mayawatiji. I can't reveal much now. But I want to assure that every answer will be solved with this alliance. We will work together," he said.
BSP leader Mayawati and Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav will address a joint media-briefing on January 12 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh at 12 noon. They will announce their alliance and seat sharing for the Lok Sabha elections.
As per Republic TV sources, BSP and SP have joined hands for the general elections after 26 years, will contest on 37 seats each, whereas RLD will fight on three seats, and Nishad Party will fight on one seat.
The presser will shed light on BSP and SP who are partners with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh on dumping the grand old party from the alliance in Uttar Pradesh.
Samajwadi Party (SP) national vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda on had said earlier that his party, together with the BSP, is strong enough to defeat the BJP in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming general election and there is no need of an "insignificant" force like the Congress to make it happen.