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Akhilesh Yadav attacks PM modi, before his visit to Lucknow

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is schedule to visit Uttar Pradesh for Dussehra tomorrow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sees a political motive behind the visit.

“If there were elections in Bihar, perhaps he would have gone there,” Yadav said.

“I feel festivities should be kept aside from politics. But if the PM is visiting UP, he must have thought this through. Could be that he might gift something to the state of UP,” he said.

The same was pointed out by the BSP cheif Mayawati, yesterday, while addressing a huge crowd. Mayawati also said PM Modi’s visit is “politically motivated”.

In a departure from tradition, PM Modi will not participate in celebrations at Delhi’s famous Ramlila grounds, but in Lucknow, where he will set fire to a massive Ravan effigy symbolising the “demon of terror”.

The election will be held early next year, where four-way battle will be witness between BJP, Congress, the ruling Samajwadi Party and BSP.