Akhilesh says, he will start campaigning for 2017 elections all alone

Photo of Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today refuted media reports that there is rift in his family and said that he might be cornered, but can’t be defeated in the upcoming state assembly election in 2017.

Akhilesh said that given the present state of associations in the party, he might have to start campaigning for the 2017 assembly elections all alone as he will not wait anyone to join him.

He further said that he has full confident that he will return to power on the basis of development work.

The CM told media persons during an interview, “Bachapan main, mera naam mujhe khud rakhna pada (I kept my name by myself, as there was no one to give me name). In the same way, I will have to start my election campaign on my own, without waiting for anyone.”

Akhilesh displayed confidence about returning to office for a second term by saying. “I am not being arrogant. But still I will say that like a perfect batsman who score runs from his bat to create record, in the same way my extraordinary development work will ensure my return to power.”

He further said people of the state have faith in me and they will return me to power to serve them. They have realised that if I can deliver so much despite being “inexperienced”, as branded by the Opposition, I would take the state to newer heights in my second innings.