New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sharpened his attack on the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government and its alliance partner, the Congress, in the ongoing seven-phase assembly elections during a campaign rally in Bahraich.

Modi said it was compulsion of the SP government to enter into an alliance with the Congress but it will not help them. Both of them will sink together.

“Alliance with Congress was your compulsion. Congress will sink and also take you (SP) along."

Also read | UP elections voting live: Voter turnout recorded at 39% by 1pm

Modi also responded to Akhilesh’s ‘donkeys of Gujarat’ remarks and said the young chief minister was afraid of him.

“I can work like a donkey for the nation. Akhilesh was afraid of donkeys of Gujarat as donkeys are loyal to their masters. Can understand if Akhilesh attacks me or BJP, but he has attacked donkeys even though they are thousand of kms away. Akhilesh should know when Congress was in power as part of UPA, it came out with postal stamps on donkeys of Gujarat."