Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav believes the best way for India to move forward is to ditch technology. Recently during a press conference, he asked for a complete ban of photocopy machines after he found that his party fund is flooded with counterfeit notes.
“See what happened because of technology, someone used a chip to con people while they were filling fuel at petrol pumps. We all know how people in BJP hack EVMs to win election after election. Our party treasurer tells me even while giving only paltry 2000 rupees cash donation as mandated by EC, many people are giving us colored photocopies of real notes”, said Akhilesh Yadav while showing a bunch of ‘Jaali’ notes to the press.
Akhilesh added, “A person like me who has a masters degree from University of Sydney cannot identify what is a ‘real’ note and what is a ‘Jaali’ note, then how can I blame my party treasurer for this? During UP election, I showed couple of such notes to Rahul Ji, he could not say whether it’s Jaali or Real, though he correctly told me what was the denomination of those notes”.
“It’s the advancement of technology in every field, in this case on photocopying technology, which is causing so much problems for all. A party like mine which is out of power does not have much money to come back to power, that’s why we have such high attrition rate and our people are joining BJP”, said Akhilesh.
But this new idea from Akhilesh has got thumbs down from young UP voters who are appearing for different exams. One of them said, “What does he expect? To do ‘Nakal’ we should write in a piece of paper and take it or what. May be in his time, he used to do that. We have no time for such useless work. We want photocopy cost to come down further as mostly we carry full book to the exam centers”.