Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "cheating the farmers".
Addressing his party leaders and workers of the youth wing, the former defence minister said while Modi and his party had promised a lot of things to the farmer community during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign but in the last 18 months they failed to do anything for them.
"Both Modi and the BJP have been exposed before the people and it is for all to see that while farmers across the country are committing suicide, the youth remain jobless. The ruling party (BJP) was claiming a windfall of development and progress," he told the youth wing leaders.
He also accused the BJP of trying to create a communal divide in the country, especially in Uttar Pradesh to gain electoral mileage.