Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday night posted a family photo with a poetic tweet amidst talks of a CBI raid on his premises in the mining scam. While posting the photo of his family members including wife Dimple Yadav, he wrote, “duniya jaanti hai is khabar mein hua hai mera zikr kyon, badniyat hai jiski buniyad us khabar se fikr kyon (The world knows why I am mentioned in this news, but why worry when the foundation of the news is based on bad intention.)”
The photo tweeted by Yadav has his family members glued to TV, which is seemingly flashing a news item on his alleged complicity in the mining scam.
दुनिया जानती है इस ख़बर में हुआ है मेरा ज़िक्र क्यों
बदनीयत है जिसकी बुनियाद उस ख़बर से फ़िक्र क्यों pic.twitter.com/j30bqYcHlw
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) January 8, 2019
The CBI, India’s federal probe agency had indicated last week that it was preparing a list of questions for the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, who held the mining portfolio in the last government. The news of imminent CBI raids came amidst talks of Yadav’s Samajwadi Party firming up its electoral alliance with Mayawati’s BSP for this year’s Lok Sabha elections.
Both Yadav and Mayawati have called the CBI probe into the mining scam as the BJP’s vendetta politics to intimate them. Mayawati had recently called Yadav to extend her party’s support to him. A press note by the BSP had stated, “The day media reported about the meeting of senior leadership of the both parties, the BJP government started conducting raids in pending mining cases and BJP leaders deliberately accused Akhilesh Yadav as a part of political conspiracy,”
Yadav had recently said that he was ‘happy that at least the BJP has shown its colours.’
According to reports, while the BSP and the SP have finalised their seat-sharing arrangements for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress has decided to go alone. Analysts say that the alliance by the two erstwhile rival parties will be a bad news for the BJP, which had taken advantage of the division in secular votes in 2014 and won 71 out of 80 seats.