Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Jayant Chaudhary has reacted sharply to the famous badminton player Saina Nehwal congratulating Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the ruling BJP’s victory in the election of the district panchayat president in Uttar Pradesh and termed Saina Nehwal a ‘government shuttler’.
In a tweet on Saturday night, Saina congratulated the Chief Minister for the landslide victory of the BJP in the election for the post of District Panchayat President. About one and a half hours later, RLD President Jayant Chaudhary made a strong comment on this by tweeting. Saina tweeted “Hearty congratulations for thumping victory in Zila Panchayat Chairperson election in UP @myogiadityanath sir.”
To which Jayant tweeted, using the terminology used in badminton, “Sarkaari shuttler recognises BJP skill in smashing peoples’ verdict! I think voters need to play a subtle drop shot on celebs trying to influence their decisions!.”
The BJP on Saturday claimed to have swept the elections to the posts of the district panchayat chief even as the SP alleged that the ruling party “kidnapped” voters and used “force” to stop them from voting.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of making a mockery of the elections, saying it is strange that while most results in the polls for the district panchayat members were in favour of his party, the BJP gained in the contest for the district panchayat chief.