Akhilesh Yadav Rules Out Alliance For 2022 U.P. Assembly Elections
The Samajwadi Party won’t ally with any party and will contest all elections on its own. The party, which was voted out of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, will contest the 2022 polls with infrastructure development as its main agenda, according to its chief Akhilesh Yadav.
The BJP has failed to deliver on any of its poll promises, Yadav said in an interview with Quintillion Media’s Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia. That has been noticed by the people of Uttar Pradesh and they will make the BJP pay for it in the next election, the former chief minister of India’s largest state said. The Samajwadi Party’s political activity, he said, has been subdued as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak but things will change as the state gets back on track.
The party had formed an alliance with the Indian National Congress ahead of the 2017 assembly election but only managed to win 54 seats.
Yadav accused the Yogi Adityanath-led U.P. government for spreading fear and distrust among the people by engaging in communal politics. He also accused the U.P. government of covering up Vikas Dubey’s murder to hide secrets that would link the gangster to the BJP. Responding to allegations that Dubey had ties with the Samajwadi Party, Yadav said if the government makes Dubey’s call records public it would reveal with politicians he was in contact with.
You can watch the entire interview here: