Akhilesh Yadav, SP chief says BJP will be finished for misusing central agenciestext_fields
Kolkata: Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, claimed on Sunday that the BJP would lose electoral support in the coming days "just like the Congress" because it had "misused" government institutions against opposition parties.
Yadav argued that the caste census would be a crucial topic in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
"Earlier, the Congress used to misuse the central agencies, and now BJP is doing the same. Congress is now finished. The BJP, too, will meet a similar fate," he told a press conference in Kolkata.
He claimed that Congress during the UPA-2 regime had promised to conduct a caste census, but later "backtracked".
"We want the BJP-led central government to conduct the caste census. Several leaders have been demanding it. But like the Congress, the saffron party is also not keen on conducting it," Yadav said.
Asked what would be the formula of the proposed opposition front ahead of the general elections, Yadav said it won't be disclosed.
"We won't reveal the formula of the opposition front; the goal is to defeat the BJP," he said.
With PTI inputs