Biggest betrayer party’: Akhilesh Yadav’s sharp comeback to Rahul Gandhi’s public barb

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Lucknow: Samajwadi Party boss Akhilesh Yadav, who had once counted the Congress as part of the grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh, on Friday delivered a stinging comeback to the Congress chief for running down his alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal.
Rahul Gandhi, who was in the state this week, had described the Akhilesh-Mayawati-Ajit Singh team as an opportunistic alliance that was afraid to stand up to the ruling BJP alliance at the Centre.
“The CBI and ED have their keys. They could not speak freely due to their fear but I can speak freely,” Gandhi told a rally at Badaun, 60 km from UP capital Lucknow on Thursday. Rahul Gandhi had presented himself as a sharp contrast to the alliance leaders. “I do not fear anyone… no one can subdue my voice,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi’s swipe at the alliance had taken some in the Samajwadi Party by surprise. The alliance had decided not to field candidates on Rae Bareli and Amethi seats that former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have represented in the Lok Sabha.

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