Akhilesh Should Resign, Seek Fresh Mandate: Kalyan Singh

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Akhilesh Should Resign, Seek Fresh Mandate: Kalyan Singh
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Akhilesh Should Resign, Seek Fresh Mandate: Kalyan Singh

Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh today demanded the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asking him to take moral responsibility for Samajwadi Party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.

"Talking of morality, it does not hold any meaning for Samajwadi Party. People's mandate went against them. Therefore on principle, Akhilesh Yadav should resign and seek a fresh mandate from the people," Singh told reporters here after he met RSS functionaries.

The BJP leader criticised the SP-led government calling it virtually "non-existent" and asserted that the people had given a clear mandate exuding confidence in his party forming the next government in the state.

Singh alleged that the SP indulged in booth capturing in Kannauj and Firozabad constituencies, where the party secured its two parliamentary seats and also noted that the BSP and the RLD failed to get a single seat in the state.

He denied holding any strategic talks with RSS functionaries during his meeting with them and also dismissed suggestions about the RSS acting as a "remote control" of the BJP.

"There are no such control system. But it cannot be discounted that RSS had a special role to play in the elections starting from the cadre level to booth level. We too are swayamsevaks, so we had come in that capacity," he said.

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