Akhilesh Yadav was on Thursday unanimously elected president of the Samajwadi Party for the third consecutive time, said the party’s secretary general Ram Gopal Yadav.
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The drive comes days after the SP lost its bastions Azamgarh and Rampur to the ruling BJP in the Lok Sabha bypolls.
Attacking the Yogi Adityanath government in the state which completed 100 days in office on Monday, he said the BJP has only spread hatred during this period.
Briefing reporters after the first meeting of the newly-elected MLAs at the party headquarters, Uttar Pradesh SP chief Naresh Uttam said Yadav has been elected as the leader of the legislature party.
Violence had erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, 2021, during the farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws in which a jeep, said to be owned by the son of Union minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, allegedly mowed down four farmers.
Former CM Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party came a distant second in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh election, securing 111 constituencies, seeing a massive increase from 47 in 2017, and getting 32.06 per cent votes.
The Varanasi district administration said EVMs meant for training purposes were being transported in a truck, which was stopped by some ”political persons” who spread ”rumours” that the machines were used in the just-concluded polls.
Earlier on Friday, the Income Tax department carried out searches at the premises of Shiv Sena corporator and Standing Committee chairperson of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Yashwant Jadhav.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in the past talked about enabling those who wear ‘hawai chappals’ (rubber slippers) to travel in a ‘hawai jahaaz’ (aircraft).
When Yadav was the chief minister in 2015, he had announced to set up at least one vodka brewing factory in Kannauj and Farrukhabad districts each to ensure remunerative prices to farmers.
However, the SP chief on Wednesday said that he will contest Assembly elections after taking permission from Azamgarh residents. Yadav is currently a Lok Sabha MP from Azamgarh.
”Chandrashekhar had initially accepted two seats, but he said later that his organisation could not agree on it. In this scenario why should the SP be blamed?” he asked.
Along with the BJP-run governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav counted as the third engine Union minister Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra was arrested in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Upendra Tiwari had said that prices of petrol and diesel were not increased much considering per capita income and added that 95 per cent people do not need the petrol.
This comes ahead of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh scheduled to take place in 2022. BJP had stormed back to power in the state in the 2017 Assembly polls.
Yadav said he appreciated the farmers for continuing their agitation and criticised the BJP for labelling them terrorists and defaming them.
Akhilesh came out of his house around 9 a.m., but was informed by the police that he would not be allowed to go to Lakhimpur Kheri.
Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Akhilesh Yadav demands MoS Home’s resignation, Rs 2 cr ex-gratia for next of kin of victims
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also demanded Rs 2 crores as ex-gratia and government jobs for the next of kin of the farmers who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
To match this, the party is also giving a new meaning to its M-Y (Muslim-Yadav) formula that has catapulted it to power in Uttar Pradesh more than once.
Rathore met Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday evening, setting off a political buzz. A photograph of the meeting later went viral on social media.
The SP leader also alleged that instead of doing away with corruption, the Centre’s demonetisation policy has, in turn, increased corruption
Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is going to launch a farmer outreach program, ‘Kisan Samvad’, from August 16 to 23.
He accused the BJP-led state government of hiding the COVID-19 death figures and claimed that it hid data as it did not want to help people.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted his good wishes to Akhilesh on the latter’s birthday. He also spoke to Akhilesh and conveyed his good wishes on the phone.
In an apparent reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s New Delhi visit, Yadav said BJP leaders are only concerned about staying in power.