A Twitter war over ‘Ram Rajya’ versus Samajwad broke out between Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and the media advisor to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.
Yogi had recently observed that the country needed ‘Ram Rajya’ not Samajwad & socialism was no longer relevant, and the country did not need the ideology. Reacting to this, Akhilesh listed the reasons for the relevance of socialism.
Marshalling his arguments in favour of socialism, the SP chief said: “The Chief Minister’s comment that ‘Samajwad nahi chahiye’ was against letter and spirit and also against the essence of the Constitution.’’
“The Chief Minister is against the poor and he is siding with the rich and capitalists. The CM is working for a particular class of the society and not for the whole society. He is against egalitarianism and social equality as socialism also stands for caste less society,” he alleged
In a quick riposte, CM’s media advisor Mrityunjay Kumar said: “Only one family headed by Akhilesh Yadav flourished in the garb of socialism. The family amassed huge wealth and also got the office of Chief Minister”.
Without naming the coup against Mulayam Singh leading to his marginalisation in Samajwadi Party and Akhilesh capturing the party, Kumar said, “Akhilesh Yadav attacked the very person with whose blessings he managed to occupy the post of Chief Minister.’’
Mrityunjay further said, “Goondaism and corruption rose by leaps and bounds during the SP regime. I salute this kind of ‘Samajwad’ from a distance.’’
Attaching the video link of the CM’s speech on a debate on motion of thanks to Governor Anandiben Patel in Assembly on Wednesday, Kumar said: “It’s beyond your capacity to comprehend the meaning of ‘Ram Rajya’. Listen to the Chief Minister’s speech once again.’’
During his speech in Assembly on Wednesday, Chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched a scathing attack on the SP chief and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Yogi said that the Supreme Court verdict in favor of Ram temple on November 9 last year, underlined the fact that those who ordered police firing against Kar Sewaks in Ayodhya in October/November 1990 were wrong and Ram Bhakts were on the right path.
Without naming Mulayam Singh, Yogi recalled his controversial ‘boys will be boys’ remark and mocked the opposition for speaking on women empowerment.
While opposing capital punishment for rape, Mulayam Singh had sparked an outrage by saying ‘ladke, ladke hain... galti ho jati hai’ (boys will be boys... they commit mistakes).”
The CM also criticised Akhilesh for sending his daughter to Hussainabad where protests are being staged by women against the CAA.