The propaganda machinery of the Bharatiya Janata Party would fail to make Narendra Modi the next prime minister, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Friday, vowing to stop him and form a Third Front government at the Centre.
"The propaganda machinery of the BJP cannot make Narendra Modi the prime minister as we will stop him and form a Third Front government," the Samajwadi Party leader said.
Addressing a poll meeting at Bagodar in Jharkhand’s Giridih constituency, Yadav alleged that Modi was projected as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP with support of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
"Turning communal is easy, but to stop it is very difficult. We will stop communalism," Yadav asserted.
The UP chief minister claimed that his UP model of development was better than the Gujarat model which Modi was projecting in his poll meetings.
If the Third Front is voted to power, he said, the UP model will be extended at the national level.
He said that the Uttar Pradesh government distributed tablets to students irrespective of caste and religion -- an example which, he claimed, was being followed by other states.
"We have given assistance of Rs 30,000 to Class X girl students of the Muslim community to pursue studies, assisting irrigation to farmers and implementing our poll manifesto during the last two years," Yadav said.
Later, speaking to reporters, Yadav deplored personal attacks by some political leaders during their poll campaigns, suggesting that political parties adhere to "grace and respect" while delivering speech.
He said Vijay Chorasia would be fielded from Varanasi to take on Modi.