Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today expressed confidence that on the basis of his government's performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party would do well in the next Lok Sabha elections.
"Samajwadi Party is an ideology-based party. The party has a strong organization structure. The party has done good work after coming to power. I feel the performance of the government will be the basis to show our strength in the next Lok Sabha elections," he told reporters.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the national executive meeting of All India Yadav Mahasabha, where he was the chief guest.
Replying to a query, he said winning a substantial number of seats is necessary for any party to form the government.
"Whoever gets a big number (of seats), they will be able to form the government in the future elections. Without winning a good number of seats, nobody cannot do anything," he said.
The chief minister claimed that his government is taking tough measures to ensure that law and order is maintained in Uttar Pradesh.
"Some incidents have taken place. You know that the government is taking measures. We have to continuously take strong and tough steps to improve the law and order situation. The government has given directions to act tough against those ho try to disturb law and order," he said.
Akhilesh said his government is taking efforts for speedy development of Lucknow by setting up hospitals, laying roads and that it would also try to get metro rail in the city.
To another query, he said the meeting of Yadav Mahasabha was not a political event, but an opportunity for him to meet people.