According to Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Akhilesh Yadav is losing his seat in Karhal and has to force his “elder father and uncle” to campaign there after insulting them to no end earlier.
On Friday, the news agency joined Maurya on the campaign trail as he held three back-to-back rallies and returned to Sirathu, his constituency. “The cycle has already blown away to Saifai in the first two phases.” After March 10, the Samajwadi Party will be known as the Samaptvadi Party, and the majority of their candidates would forfeit their deposits,” Maurya told News18 two days before the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections.
Maurya’s final rally of the day took place at Unchahar, Rae Bareli, which has been held by the SP for the past decade. From the stage, he raised the hand of BJP candidate Amarpal Maurya and announced that from March 10, he will deploy over 100 bulldozers to Unchahar to demolish illegal properties built during the tenure of SP MLA Manoj Pandey. “Our bulldozer will operate in Uttar Pradesh starting March 10 to clear every inch of illegally seized land,” Maurya said.
Maurya was queried about Akhilesh’s claim that SP-RLD had already won a century of seats in the first two phases by a news agency. “In 2014, Akhilesh Yadav predicted that he would win 70 seats and that either his father or he would become Prime Minister. Akhilesh announced in 2017 that he will return to power with 300 seats. “We got 64 seats with 51 percent vote share in 2019 because SP-BSP-Congress joined hands,” Maurya responded.
We also inquire about the state’s ‘political wisdom,’ which suggests that the BJP-led alliance could reduce its seat total to approximately 250 from the current 325. “This is a hypothetical question,” says the author. This does not sit well with me (notion). I believe we will win 300 or more seats. “Many of the opposition candidates’ deposits will be forfeited,” Maurya predicted. “Samajwadi Party will be Samaptvadi Party after March 10,” he swiftly added. Akhilesh Yadav’s Karhal seat is under jeopardy.”
In an unusual sight, Akhilesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Shivpal Yadav campaigned together in Mainpuri on Thursday. “You can image the atmosphere when all three of them were in Mainpuri yesterday – Akhilesh had previously stated that he would not return to the campaign trail after the nomination.” Akhilesh accompanied his elderly father, whose party’s president he had hijacked. He brought his uncle, who he replaced as minister. How will people accept someone who disrespected his father or uncle? That’s why he was turned down in 2014, 2017, and 2019,” Maurya explained.
The ‘Yadav belt,’ where the SP is considered to be strong but suffered defeats in 2017, is mostly covered by Phase 3 of the election. “The SP thought it had certain bastions because of its mafia members and goondas, but the BJP turned all of those bastions into impregnable strongholds.” “On March 10th, you will realise that Mainpuri is not the den of SP goondas, but of ordinary people voting for the BJP,” Maurya said.
He went on to say that SP is the boss of every mob, that he is crooked, and that he is a rioter. “They call it the new SP,” says the narrator. Why, then, have they issued tickets to mafia members and riot suspects? SP nahi, yeh wohi SaPa hai, People are furious with them, and they will not vote for them,” Maurya stated.
Electricity, according to Maurya, is a big reason why voters choose the BJP. “Bijli aati nahi thi, ab jaati nahi hai in SP time,” he stated.
Maurya was in his element when asked which was the BJP’s stronger trump card: free rations or the bulldozer. “Modi has stated that he will not allow any poor person to go hungry until he becomes Prime Minister. “If the free meals we offered to people during the outbreak had been distributed under SP rule, their netas would have devoured it all,” Maurya claimed.
The Deputy Chief Minister also issued a warning to the public, saying that while the BJP’s lotus emblem is a “promise of safety and security,” the Samajwadi Party’s ‘Lal Topi’ is a threat to the state’s 24 crore people.
“No goonda should be under the impression that if he holds a post in any party, or if he is an MLA or MP, and has done any unlawful land-grab, the bulldozer would not run there,” he continued.
“I want to tell such a person that the bulldozer will run again after March 10th, and we will have every inch of ground vacated for building houses for the needy and schools,” Maurya said.
We asked Maurya about some of the BJP’s concerns, such as the stray cattle issue, which is causing alarm among many voters, and the fear of non-Yadav OBC voters abandoning the party.
“We will not slaughter cattle, allow them to graze the crops, or starve them.” We plan to build gaushalas on a large scale and have budgeted for it. “We will rid the state of this problem after March 10,” Maurya stated.
He also recommended against taking the SP’s accusations about OBC votes abandoning the BJP seriously. “Don’t take the SP’s word for it. Have any of their assertions been confirmed to be true since 2014? Someone handed Akhilesh some good remarks to say that they don’t signify anything. Women, young, and the elderly all want to vote for the BJP and its leaders, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath. “Those who put UP on the road to growth will receive votes,” Maurya stated.
On that basis, after a lengthy day of election campaigning, Maurya ends it considerably later than expected, given his campaign in Sirathu. On February 27, Maurya’s own seat will be up for election.