Akhilesh Yadav Takes Jibe at Yogi Adityanath's 'Cock-a-Snook' Tweet on SP-BSP Alliance, Asks UP CM to 'Show' What it Means
UP CM Yogi Adityanath and SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Lucknow, March 13: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, taking a dig at UP CM Yogi Adityanath's recent tweet, replied and wrote, "We cannot understand you Chief Minister! Either you tell us the meaning of cock-a-snook in Hindi or better show us yourself what it means." Akhilesh Yadav, Yogi Adityanath Trade Barbs Over Narendra Modi's Poll Appeal.

Akhilesh Yadav's tweet was in response to CM Yogi Adityanath's tweet targeting the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party's alliance in UP. CM Yogi tweeted on Wednesday that, "People of Uttar Pradesh will cock-a-snook at 'Bua and Babua' Alliance. Time for casteism, nepotism and corruption is over now and politically vigilant people of UP will make sure that 5 multiplied by zero results into zero this time." Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Akhilesh Yadav Attack Narendra Modi Says Nothing Done for Ganga in Past 5 Years.

Cocking a snook is a sign of derision in Britain made by putting the thumb on the nose. It is often featured showing school children teasing the teacher or person in authority.

Earlier in the day, Akhilesh replied to PM Modi's appeal for encouraging voters  on Twitter in a satirical way and wrote, "I am delighted that PM is appealing to the #MahaGathbandhan for #MahaParivartan (mega change). I also appeal to all Indian citizens to vote in large numbers and choose a new Prime Minister," replied Akhilesh to PM Modi's appeal to people from various fields to encourage youth to vote in large numbers. Akhilesh was one among the many whom PM Modi had tagged on Twitter in a series of tweet.

On Wednesday evening, Akhilesh Yadav met BSP chief Mayawati for a meeting that lasted for close to two hours. Both the leaders said after the meeting that they will be holding 12 joint rallies in the state of Uttar Pradesh before the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.