206 MLAs sign affidavit reposing faith in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Lucknow: The Akhilesh Yadav group of the Samajwadi Party has almost given up on the chance of understanding in the party and has now started preparing to contest on its own.
CM Akhilesh Yadav, on Thursday, met 206 legislators and got them to sign an affidavit, reposing faith in the party symbol (cycle) and his leadership.
The Akhilesh Yadav, in another major development, has started formulating his manifesto, which will firmly focus on rural and urban youth.
A team of leaders, commanded by UP Minister Rajendra Chaudhary, have started preparing the manifesto of the party and the best part of this will be free distribution of smart phones. The Akhilesh government had already asked people to register for the smartphones and sources stated that over one crore registrations have been received so far.
The Akhilesh Yadav has also requested his party MLAs to give response about local issues which could be included in the manifesto.
“The CM wants the manifesto to contain something for every region. There could be incentives for native industries like brassware in Moradabad, glassware in Ferozabad, lock units in Aligarh etc. He has asked us to provide the inputs within 2 days to the team that is preparing the manifesto”, stated a legislator.
The manifesto will also highlight the welfare work done by the Akhilesh’s government in the past 5 years and important schemes that will find mention will include the distribution of laptops, Lucknow metro, Lucknow-Agra Expressway, Samajwadi pension scheme, Dial UP 100 scheme, 1090 women power line, farmer insurance scheme and 108 ambulance service.
“The objective is to tell the people how we have fulfilled all our promises made in the 2012 manifesto. This will give huge credibility to our new promises. We plan to put in pictures of some of the major projects in the manifesto too,” stated a member of the team.
New posters that have come up in numerous constituencies clearly indicate that Akhilesh Yadav will have to go it alone in the polls. Contenders have been requested to put up posters that have the CM’s photograph along with their own photograph. These posters were put up in more than 65 constituencies on Tuesday evening itself.