Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, has reportedly said he is ready to face the probe agency CBI in the illegal mining case , but people are also ready to answer the Bharatiya Janata Party. His remarks came amid reports that the Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to quiz him on the issue.
Talking to reporters in Lucknow, he reportedly said the BJP is leaving a “culture”, which may be used against it in the future.
“The Samajwadi Party is making efforts to win maximum Lok Sabha seats. Those who want to stop us, have the CBI with them. Once the Congress did CBI probe, and I was questioned. If the BJP is doing all this, the CBI will question me, I will answer (them). But, the people are ready to give an answer to the BJP,” Yadav said.
“Why is the CBI conducting raids. Whatever they want to ask, they can ask me. However, the BJP should remember that the culture it is leaving behind, it may have to face it in the future,” he said.
The arch rivals, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, indicated their intent to join hands to counter the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Taking a swipe, Yadav said, “Now we have to tell the CBI as to how many seats we have distributed in the gathbandhan. I am happy that at least the BJP has shown its colours. Earlier, the Congress gave us the chance to meet the CBI, and this time it is the BJP, which has given us this opportunity.”
The SP chief also accused the BJP of ending ‘political etiquette’.
“The BJP wants that other political parties should behave in the same manner as it behaves. But, we will not change our political etiquette,” he said.