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Akhilesh Hints at Electoral Link with Separated Uncle for UP Assembly Elections | India News

ETAWAH: Hinting at a possible electoral tie with his uncle’s separated uncle’s Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that Shivpal Yadav will have a cabinet place if his party forms the government in the state.
However, he made it clear that the Samajwadi Party (SP) will not enter into any electoral alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by Mayawati.
“The adjustment will be made with smaller parties, but there will be no alliance with larger parties,” Akhilesh Yadav told reporters here.
Asked whether the SP will form an electoral alliance with his uncle Shivpal Yadav’s Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party, he said: “We will adjust that party as well. Jaswantnagar is his seat (Shivpal Yadav’s) and the Samajwadi Party vacated the seat. In the near future, we will make your leader a cabinet minister, and what further adjustment is needed?
Elections to the Legislative Assembly in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled for February-March 2022.
Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav’s estranged uncle, was elected from the Jaswantnagar assembly constituency in the 2017 state elections.
He later introduced a new political party, the Pragatisheel Samajwadi (Lohia) Party, and contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in his symbol of Firozabad.
Accusing the BJP of using ‘deception’ to defeat the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal) in the recently concluded Bihar assembly elections, Akhilesh Yadav said: “The maximum public support was seen at the Mahagathbandhan rallies and all the polls hinted at a historic victory. But when the EVMs were opened for vote counting, the results stopped midway and the victory certificates were handed out to someone else. ”
When asked about the performance of the SP in the recent elections to seven assembly seats in the UP, Akhilesh Yadav said: “When the elections are contested by election officials, police superintendents, additional district magistrates, the SHOs and the bossy police, then win. ”
“The BJP was not contesting the elections but its government officials,” he added.
The SP chief attacked the BJP government, saying that corruption and injustice have run rampant in the state.
“If someone insults people and gives them trouble, he will topple that government when he gets the chance,” he said.
Several leaders and workers from Congress and the BSP joined the SP in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav on the occasion.
Uniting the leaders of other parties will strengthen the SP, Akhilesh Yadav said.

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