Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said that the time for change had come as workers and traders were asking when would they get rid of the present dispensation.
In a series of tweets with the hashtag ‘Mahaparivartan’, Akhilesh said that government employees were not getting salaries but the employment figure was going up.
“This government is using money in advertisements instead of paying salaries to employees. India needs a Prime Minister not an advertisement minister,” the SP chief said in his first tweet on Friday.
Akhilesh was referring to a news item that appeared in the media that employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), NREGA projects and Statue of Liberty had not been paid their salaries for months.
“India is facing the severest employment crisis in the last 45 years. Those who have jobs are not getting salaries because the government does not have money to pay them salaries but it has money to go for high voltage advertisements,” he tweeted.
Later, in a series of tweets with hashtag ‘vikaspoochhrahahai’, the SP chief raised the concern of workers, farmers and unemployed and asked when would these people get their dues. He linked the tweet with ‘Vikas’ – the ubiquitous catch word of Modi.
“Berozgaar Vikas poochh raha hai kahin koi kaam milega” (Unemployed Vikas is asking whether he would get some work).
In the next tweet, Akhilesh wrote, “Khetihar Vikas poochh raha hai kab mehnat ka daam milega (Farmer Vikas is asking when he would get the return of his hard work).
And in his last tweet, the SP chief wrote: “Karobari Vikas poochh raha hai ki is kagzi sarkar se chhutkara kab milega (Trader Vikas is asking when would he get rid of this government fond of paper work).