Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday questioned the “absence” of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak in the photo session at the end of the Budget Session and asked if their posts hold any importance or they were deliberately left out.
Taking to Twitter, the former CM of Uttar Pradesh said, “The picture of the MLAs of the House, clicked without both the Deputy Chief Ministers is incomplete. We demand that an explanation for his absence should come from the government.”
दोनों उपमुख्यमंत्रियों के बिना खींची गई सदन-विधायकों की तस्वीर अधूरी है। हमारी माँग है कि सरकार की तरफ़ से उनकी अनुपस्थिति का ये स्पष्टीकरण आए कि:
-क्या वो लोग आए नहीं या बुलाए नहीं गये?
-क्या उपमुख्यमंत्रियों के पद का कोई महत्व है या नहीं?
-क्या उनकी गिनती होती भी है या नहीं? pic.twitter.com/45NrCgC4Ww
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 5, 2023
In his tweet, he also asked the government to come clean on whether the Deputy CMs were absent or were not called.
“Does the post of Deputy Chief Minister have any importance or not? Do they even count or not?” he asked further.
However, when reached for comment on Mr Yadav’s barb, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak told ANI that he is unaware of the tweet.
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