Lucknow “There is no such thing as a place for any BJP MLA or minister within the Samajwadi Get together now” – Akhilesh Yadav’s phrases on Saturday morning, a day after he welcomed seven former MLAs, together with two ministers who left the Yogi Adityanath authorities this week. Elections subsequent month.
“Let me say this … I can’t take any BJP MLA (or) minister now. They (BJP) can deny tickets (to their leaders) in the event that they wish to …” Yadav advised reporters in Lucknow.
Shri Yadav on Friday included Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, former ministers and key OBC leaders in addition to 5 different BJP MLAs and one in every of his allies in his occasion.
The flood of OBC leaders who ousted the BJP and Yogi Adityanath authorities in a 72-hour interval this week has been extensively seen as a serious blow to the occasion’s re-election bid.
Other than Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, 5 BJP MLAs – Roshan Lal Verma, Brijesh Prajapati, Mukesh Verma, Vinay Shakya and Bhagwati Sagar – additionally joined yesterday.
BJP’s ally Chaudhary Amar Singh of Apna Dal did the identical, leaving Bala Awasthi unusual.
The third minister to resign, Dara Singh Chauhan, may also be part of quickly, the information company PTI reported.
And now plainly the ranks of the Socialist Get together are closed.
Shri Yadav’s announcement additionally got here hours after Bhim Military chief Chandrasekhar Azad stated that seat-sharing talks between his Azad Samaj Get together and Samajwadi Get together had damaged down.
Akhilesh Yadav stated, “… we now say that we’ll not take any extra leaders into the Samajwadi Get together … we sacrificed loads to convey the individuals collectively (however) now there isn’t a room to take anybody else,” Akhilesh Yadav stated.
Chandrasekhar Azad lashed out at Yadav, saying he “didn’t need the help of the Dalits”.
Forward of the elections, Mr Yadav has teamed up with regional events to defeat the BJP, together with these dominated by non-Yadav OBC communities – as signed yesterday – to defeat the BJP.
The BJP’s technique to defeat the Samajwadi Get together in 2017 was to win over the non-Yadav OBC castes, as Mr. Yadav’s most loyal voters are discovered to be Yadavs and Muslims.
Akhilesh Yadav additionally joined palms with Omprakash Rajbhar’s Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Get together final yr and Jayant Chaudhary’s Rashtriya Lok Dal in December. In November, he advised NDTV that he envisioned a “pinser” motion – regional events and disgruntled peasants – resulting in the BJP’s defeat.
Uttar Pradesh is voting for a brand new authorities in seven phases ranging from February 10, with the outcomes to be counted on March 10.
With enter from PTI