Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh state elections, today six pending BSP and BJP MLA agreements joined the Samajwadi Party in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav. The outstanding BSP agreements are Hargovind Bhargav, Mujtaba Siddiqui, Hakim Lal Bind, Aslam Raini, Sushma Patel, Aslam Chaudhary and BJP MLA Ho Rakesh Rathore of Sitapur Sadar. Speaking to the media, Akhilesh Yadav said more people would like to join the SP and their details will be revealed in due course. Akhilesh Yadav, swiping on CM Yogi Adityanath over Rathore joining the SP, said CM may change his slogan from “Mera Pariwar, Bhajapa Pariwar” to “Mera Pariwar, Bhagta Pariwar”.
“Many people want to join SP to achieve their goals. When the time comes, you will see it. People are so unhappy with BJP that they will be eliminated in upcoming polls. Logo will change, Bhajapa Pariwar will only appear as Bhagta Pariwar. Yesterday, I was listening. It was said (by Amit Shah) that the BJP has fulfilled 90 per cent of the promises it made in its 2017 Lok Kalyan Patra (Manifesto) and the rest will be fulfilled within two months. Akhilesh Yadav said: “It appears that the BJP made 2017 Luke Kalyan Batra threw it in the trash because they never turned the pages… they forgot their statement.”
Samajwadi Party Chairman Akhilesh Yadav also criticized Federal Home Minister Amit Shah for sharing a platform with Ministry of Social Affairs Ajay Mishra who is facing serious allegations over the recent violence in Lakhimpur Khaire.
In a post on Twitter, Yadav also tagged a photo of the ministers during a program of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. SP chief wrote: “Jhoothi doorbeen lekar dhoondne ka dhong pura tha, jabki bagal mein chora jagat dhindora tha (pretend to search completed with false speculum, person being searched was standing next to it).”
– Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) October 30, 2021
The reference was to Amit Shah’s remark that ‘Baahubali’ cannot be found in Uttar Pradesh even if one searches for it endoscopically. Praising the state of law and order under Yogi Adityanath’s government, Shah said, “Before 2017, I could see the bad state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, and my blood was boiling. Under the previous government, girls couldn’t go out of the house. There were two or three ‘Baahubali’ in every district but today, even if I look with binoculars, I don’t see any ‘Baahubali’ anywhere.