Gorakhpur: Launching a scathing attack on previous Uttar Pradesh governments, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged that earlier, people got electricity on Muharram and Eid, but not on Holi and Diwali.

“Earlier, power connections were given on caste lines and people didn’t get electricity on Holi and Diwali, but on Muharram and Eid,” Adityanath said while addressing a public meeting in Domariaganj constituency in Siddharth Nagar district.

Adityanath further said the situation was different now, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi believed in ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (support for all, development for all).

Adityanath’s remarks are reminiscent of Modi’s comments at a rally before the 2017 assembly election in the state. The prime minister had said if people get electricity on Ramzan, they should also get electricity during Diwali.

Adityanath also mocked at the SP-BSP-RLD alliance. “Shivpal Yadav (Akhilesh’s uncle) says that he has no sister. So, where did the ‘bua’ (aunt) come from?” he asked, referring to Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. “Everyone knows that the new relationship is built to hide each other’s sins and the relationship will eventually break on May 23,” the chief minister said.

The UP Chief Minister also attacked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said the people would give a befitting reply to the Congress general secretary for her remarks that wherever her party was weak in the state, it has fielded such candidates who would cut into the BJP vote share. “People will give a befitting reply like a ‘muhnochwa’ to the vote-cutter remarks of the ‘shehzadi’ (princess’),” Adityanath said, in an apparent reference to Vadra.

(With agency inputs)