Amid the Uttar Pradesh legislative elections, things got heated up in the political spectrum between the ruling BJP and the main opposition party the Samajwadi party, when a fighter plane of the Indian Air Force landed on the Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur on Sunday. The BJP is trying to catch its success; the opposition is calling it an election gimmick. A video of a fighter plane doing military exercises in Sultanpur is doing rounds on social media. The Purvanchal Expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on November 16
Politically, it is being seen as an important step for the ruling BJP, during the tenure of the Samajwadi Party chief and former Chief Minister of the state, Akhilesh Yadav, the fighter plane was landed on the Agra Lucknow Expressway just before the 2017 assembly elections. The Samajwadi Party has always taken pride in Agra Yamuna Expressway on which Akhilesh Yadav made a plane land. Since then the Samajwadi pary has always been aggressive on this issue even after losing the 2017 assembly elections and questioned the BJP that is there any expressway they have buit on which they could make a plane Land. It is believed that this Fighter Plane landing on Purvanchal Expressway is CM Yogi’s answer to Akhilesh’s Agra Yamuna Expressway.
The 354 km long Purvanchal Expressway was started by the Akhilesh Yadav government of the erstwhile Samajwadi Party but it was completed during the tenure of the BJP government. Purvanchal Expressway connects Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur to state capital Lucknow.
People started giving their reactions on India’s microblogging app and website Koo and users have given their views on this whole issue-