Arbitrary decisions imposed on India causing loss to energy, manpower: Akhilesh attacks BJP

Lucknow, Jun 18 (PTI) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday trained his guns on the BJP, alleging that "arbitrary decisions" were being imposed on India causing a loss to the country's energy and manpower.

His comments assume significance amid the widespread protests against Agnipath, the contentious defence recruitment scheme, that led to a man dying in police firing in Telangana as trains went up in flames, public and private vehicles were attacked, and railway stations and highways turned into battleground in many states.

In a tweet in Hindi, Yadav said, "Opinion, advice, consultation, consent, consultation, counselling, discussion, joint decision and group meeting. These democratic words are not in the dictionary of the BJP."

"Because of this, again and again, arbitrary decisions are being imposed on the country, due to which the energy and manpower is getting wasted owing to anti-people policies and schemes of the government," he said.