On Monday, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said he would not contest the coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections himself even as he announced the alliance between SP and the RLD is now final. Yadav further continued that his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav broke away from the Samajwadi party to establish the Pragatisheel Samajwadi party Lohia (PSPL) will get the “due honour” from his party.
Interview with PTI:
“Our alliance with the RLD is final. Seat sharing would be finalised,” he stated in an interview with PTI. The RLD enjoys good support among farmers of Western Uttar Pradesh and is on the same page with the Samajwadi Party on the issue of opposing the Centres three farm laws.
The Samajwadi Party has already announced their alliance with Om Prakesh Rajbahar’s Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SPSP). Yadav, a Samajwadi Party Member of Parliament (M.P.) from Azamgarh and regarded as the Chief Minister face of his party, said, “He won’t be contesting the assembly elections.”
The Samajwadi Party supremo, a Member of Legislative Council (MLC) when he served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012, did not give any reason for the decision.
SP worker’s during covid:
However, later Yadav said that the final decision regarding his contesting the polls would be taken by the party. Answering whether he has held any talks with the AIMIM or Mamta Banerjee’s TMC for the state polls, he told them no discussion and no words.
Terming his party’s collaboration with the SBSP as a natural alliance, Yadav said people in eastern Uttar Pradesh have appreciated it will ensure the BJP’s defeat.
On the polls made by the SBSP to provide free electricity and RLD of delivering more than one crore jobs, Yadav said every party has its own agenda. He further stated that we all raise farmers issues, unemployment, and the common man’s distress issues.
If voted to power, his government would try to accommodate them by preparing a minimum wages programme.
SP an alternative of BJP:
The joining will continue as it shows that people are seeing the Samajwadi Party as an alternative to the Bharatiya Janta Party, which only spread lies and deceit people with words.” He stated that people of the state have not forgotten the ill-treatment meted to them during the Covid and added that maximum cases were lodged against his party workers during the pandemic for helping people.
Samajwadi Party workers were present on the street during Covid. We had provided all necessary help to people when the government was missing from action and left people on their own to survive. Instead of helping, the maximum number of cases were lodged against Samajwadi Party workers, but it did not deter their dedication to helping,” he said.
Countering the “tell claims of Bharatiya Janta Party of helping people, Yadav said, “Why not a single case was filed against Bharatiya Janta Party workers during Covid.
As our workers were out for help, cases were lodged against them.” He was asked about Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent remark about the Samajwadi Party supremo during the Covid times. Lashing out at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, former CM accused him of running the state.
“By saying that it has fulfilled 90 per cent promises of its ‘Sankalp Patra,’ the Bharatiya Janta Party is only lying,” he charged.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said about the government’s move to provide tablets or smartphones to students, “What it was doing for the past over four and a half years? This shows their intention.”