LUCKNOW: on Thursday, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said that people have coined a new name for the BJP as the 'Bhagti Janata Party' as Prime Minister Narendra Modi refuses to hold a press conference. "Have you heard anything new? The people have heard that the BJP's new name is 'Bhagti Janata Party' because the Prime Minister avoids holding a press conference while his leaders run away from the questions of the media journalists and their workers run away after seeing the people as they question them about the Rs 15 lakh and employment," Yadav said in a tweet.
‘विकास’ पूछ रहा है: आपने भी कुछ नया सुना क्या? सुना है जनता ने भाजपा का नया अर्थ निकाला है ’भागती जनता पार्टी’ क्योंकि प्रधान जी प्रेस वार्ता से भागते हैं, उनके नेता पत्रकारों के सवालों से भागते हैं और उनके कार्यकर्ता 15 लाख व रोज़गार माँगती जनता को देखकर.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh)
Akhilesh Yadav’s remark comes a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party clarified that Modi was not going to hold any press conference in Varanasi. On Wednesday, the BJP described a letter that was doing the rounds on social media about Modi holding a press conference in the temple town as fake. Modi, who is re-contesting from the Varanasi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, had won the 2014 elections from the seat by defeating Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal and Ajay Rai of the Congress.