SP has gone off rails, no more socialist: UP minister Brajesh Pathak

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SP has gone off rails, no more socialist: UP minister Brajesh Pathak

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak has criticised the opposition Samajwadi Party, calling it a “derailed” party that has turned away from socialist principles. His remarks came in response to comments by the party's president, Akhilesh Yadav, claiming the Bharatiya Janata Party had opposed the 1942 Quit India Movement.

Synopsis Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak has criticised the opposition Samajwadi Party, calling it a “derailed” party that has turned away from socialist principles. His remarks came in response to comments by the party's president, Akhilesh Yadav, claiming the Bharatiya Janata Party had opposed the 1942 Quit India Movement. ANI UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak on Saturday called Samajwadi Party a "derailed" party which has left behind its socialist principles. "The party is derailed. It has deviated from its policies. These are not the real socialists but those who help mafia flourish," Pathak told reporters on the sidelines of an event held to commemorate those killed during the 1942 Ballia uprising. "The people of Uttar Pradesh have pushed them to the edge. When in power, they promoted hooliganism and mafias. I can say with full faith that the people of the state will never accept them," he said on the SP. Pathak was retaliating to SP president Akhilesh Yadav's statement on Friday that the BJP stood in opposition to the 1942 Quit India Movement started by Mahatma Gandhi and was making up for it now by hoisting flags everywhere. "The people of BJP's ideology and their mother organisation (RSS) opposed the Quit India Movement led by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. To hide the same, they now hoist the flag in every house," Yadav had said on Friday in Fatehpur. Attending a programme on the occasion of Ballia Balidan Diwas, Pathak recalled revolutionaries who rose against the British and perished in gunfire during the 1942 Quit India Movement. Local MLA and state Transport Minister Daya Shankar Singh presented a car he said he bought from his salary to freedom fighter Ram Vichar Pandey. In association with some auto firms, the administration also gave 75 electric scooters to the families of those martyred in the 1942 uprising. Don’t miss out on ET Prime stories! Get your daily dose of business updates on WhatsApp. click here! Saturday, 19 Aug, 2023 Experience Your Economic Times Newspaper, The Digital Way! Read Complete Print Edition » Front Page Pure Politics Companies Brands & Companies More ‘China Slowdown Won’t Have Much Impact on India’ The slowing Chinese economy is unlikely to have much impact on India and the government will continue its capex push, finance secretary TV Somanathan said. US Trade Bodies Push Back Against India’s IT Hardware Import Curbs Major global information technology and electronics manufacturing giants such as Apple, Intel, Google, Lenovo, Dell Technologies, HP, and others have called on the US government to “use every available forum” to push India to reconsider implementing the import restriction policy on IT hardware and launch a formal stakeholder consultation to solicit recommendations from the industry. Revamp of Airport Slot Usage Norms Paused Amid Monopoly Worries Concerns over a possible monopoly situation have led the government to put on hold new guidelines stipulating that airlines be checked roughly every six months for usage of airport slots — which they will lose if not used at the prescribed threshold — against the current practice of an annual review, officials said. Read More News on brajesh pathak uttar pradesh samajwadi party quit india movement mahatma gandhi (Catch all the Business News , Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times .) Download The Economic Times News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News. ... more less ETPrime stories of the day Auto Bajaj-Triumph, Hero-Harley combines slug it out in virtual bookings turf 5 mins read Under the lens Why a lot can happen if a court-driven resolution is not pursued by lenders against Cafe Coffee Day 10 mins read Investigation India’s biggest bank heist: how Pune police got money mules convicted in the Cosmos Bank case 13 mins read Subscribe to ETPrime