“Engines Colliding”: Akhilesh Yadav Mocks BJP’s “Double-Engine” Government – NDTV

“BJP cannot understand red colour,” said Akhilesh Yadav to PM Modi’s jab at SP’s red caps.


Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the “double-engine” government of the BJP has failed with its engines colliding against each other, accusing it of disappointing farmers and the jobless youth in Uttar Pradesh.

He said the BJP government at the Centre withdrew the three contentious farm laws only because of the upcoming assembly elections.

“The anger of the public was visible. The farmers would have stood against them in the elections, and for this reason, the farm laws were withdrawn,” he told reporters in Jaunpur, where he resumed his “rath yatra” poll campaign.

Mocking the BJP’s constant claim that the state benefited because the same party led the governments in UP and at the Centre, he said, “This double-engine government has completely failed. These double engines are colliding with each other.” He said the farmers will not forget the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, in which four farmers were crushed to death by an SUV.

“Weren’t the person driving the jeep and people sitting with him BJP workers,” he said, referring to the allegations against the ruling party.

“Will women forget the Hathras incident,” he added, alluding to a rape-and-murder case.

Mr Yadav said the government had failed to live up to its promise ahead of the earlier elections to double farm incomes.

“The first promise made by the BJP in the ‘sankalp patra’ was to double the income of farmers. Today, the income of most people has halved, while inflation has doubled. How will prosperity come?” he said.

The opposition leader said had the farmers not worked on their fields during the Covid pandemic, the economy would have crumbled.

Despite the recent withdrawal of the three agri laws by the Centre following months of farmers’ protest, the SP and its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal have indicated that it will be an important poll issue.

Against the backdrop of now ended farmers’ protest, the alliance is expected to give a tough fight in western Uttar Pradesh to the BJP, which won 109 of the 136 Assembly seats in the region in the last Assembly polls.

The SP chief said there is joblessness in the state.

Referring to a high-profile event organised by the state government to attract new ventures, he asked, “Has the investment come to UP?” He also referred to the cancellation of recruitment exams due to question paper leaks.

To a question referring to a recent jibe by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the red caps worn by SP workers, he said, “The BJP cannot understand the red colour, since the red colour is the colour of emotion. When you become angry, your face and ears turn red.”

“Our blood is red. Is the blood of the BJP black? Theirs is also red. The clothes which couples wear during weddings are also red. Vermilion is also red in colour,” added …….


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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….