Samajwadi Party laying foundation stones to gain cheap publicity: Mayawati

New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has gone on a ‘foundation-stone-laying spree’ to gain cheap publicity before the Assembly polls next year.

“In its final moments, the SP government is out to gain cheap publicity before the Assembly polls. It has gone on a foundation-stone-laying spree and inaugurating various projects,” Mayawati said in a statement in Lucknow.

The SP government has made itself a “laughing stock” by only laying foundation stones and putting up inauguration plaques in the last four years, she said.

Mayawati said the building which houses the Chief Minister’s Office was inaugurated yesterday, but the construction work is still incomplete. Similarly, the foundation stone of the Kanpur Metro has been laid in a hurry.

She said her government did the groundwork for the Lucknow Metro project but the SP government was taking credit for it.

The BSP supremo claimed that the Akhilesh Yadav government waived off Rs. 680 crore debt of sugar mills with an eye on the Assembly polls.