Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister KP Maurya said that when the Congress was in power, there was corruption and that they had never thought about making India a developed nation.
“Who is ‘Jhuto ka Sardar’ and has been lying to the people ever since independence? it is Congress. The Congress is an automatic machine for lying. They have no issues (to talk about) with PM Modi. When Congress’ government was in power, corruption was done,” Maurya told ANI on Wednesday.
The work done for the welfare of the poor by PM Modi in 10 years, Congress could not do that in 60 years…They did not dare to dream about ‘Viksit Bharat’. PM Modi has given a deadline that by 2047, India will be ‘Viksit Bharat’…,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a dig at the Congress and Samajwadi parties, saying they “create chaos and stampede-like situations every day and threaten to bring back inheritance tax if voted to power after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing a public meeting in Jaunpur, CM Yogi said, “…SP is in a very bad situation. It is a regional party. They are contesting elections for 60-62 seats. When they (the Samajwadi Party and Congress) are miles away from power, their party workers aren’t respecting them; they create chaos, ruckus and stampede-like situations every day.”
The Congress and the SP are fighting the elections in alliance. Uttar Pradesh, which contributes the maximum number of seats to the Lok Sabha elections, is voting in all seven phases. According to the seat-sharing agreement between the two parties, the Samajwadi Party is contesting 63 seats while the Congress is contesting 17.
The first five phases of polling were held on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13 and May 20.
The next two rounds of voting will be held on May 25 and June 1.
The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are being held in seven phases, in a six-week marathon running from April 19 to June 1. The counting and results will be announced on June 4. (ANI)