Credit for Lucknow Metro Rail goes to Akhilesh Yadav, the Action Man of Indian politics!


Yogi Adityanath and other BJP leaders taking credit for the Lucknow Metro is like the rooster taking credit for the Sun rising.  Lucknow Metro rail had been one of the fondest and ambitious dream projects of charismatic socialist leader and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

His right action and right thought ensured the execution of the project with graceful precision. Metro Rail in ‘Nawabon ka Shehar’ was thunder of socialist star. The Monk Yogi and his party are desperate to steal the thunder today.

Why? Because they have hardly anything to their credit in the past six months!

Akhilesh himself along with his MP Wife Dimple Yadav, often talked at length with glint in his eyes about the breakthrough moment in many public meetings as well as campaign trails.  For more than one reasons, the LMR was one of the biggest success stories of Akhilesh’s debut rule. His attachment to the project vouches for his passion and perseverance. So much so that he linked it with the pride of 22 crore people of Uttar Pradesh and glory of the heritage capital city, Lucknow.

On 1st December, 2016, In the august presence of socialist patriarch and former defense minister Mulayam Singh and a large number of curious onlookers, Akhilesh had inaugurated by flagging off the Metro trial run along the 8.5 km stretch along the north-south corridor. It was the same Transport Nagar station, which is buzzing with activities of excited commuters today.

There are photographs of Akhilesh handing over the keys of the Metro rail to two women pilots in the red engine of metro background. Choosing women pilots for the project was a great reflection of Akhilesh and Dimple’s commitment to women empowerment and gender justice in line with truly socialistic philosophy.

There are two kinds of people. Those who do the work and those who take the credit! Try to be in the first group. There is less competition there.  Taking credit for other people’s work is what some people do for living. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.

Gratitude is a virtue. Selfishness is a vice. Those who take credit for being a hermit should understand the value of credit for achieving a dream.

Yogi Adityanath and the BJP leaders and their busy-bee flagbearers would do themselves a world of good when they realize the value of visionary executioner in socialist leader Akhilesh Yadav and the previous Samajwadi Party government. Ignorance keeps you mean.

Learning keeps you kind. The GenNext is well aware of the ‘Action Man’ Akhilesh’s achievements.

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Frank Huzur is a poet, playwright, biographer and editor of Socialist Factor. He has written political biography of Imran Khan, Imran Versus Imran-The Untold Story and The Fighter. He has also written political biography of socialist patriarch and former defence minister of India, Mulayam SIngh Yadav, The Book is titled, The Socialist. Frank Huzur has written biography of youth icon charismatic socialist leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav. Frank has also published his memoir, titled, Soho-Journey from Body to Soul and three plays, including the much controversially popular, Hitler in Love with Madonna. He is currently working on his poetry anthology and first novel, The Boca Harem. He is editor of international English magazine, Socialist Factor and its fortnightly Hindi edition.