Akhilesh Yadav not to contest in UP 2022 Polls


New Delhi: On 1st November, Samajwadi Party(SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav announced he will not contest the coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections as he is presently MP from Azamgarh, UP. He also announced that the alliance between his party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal is now the final only seat pact is left.

Akhilesh added that his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav, who broke away from the SP to form the Pragatisheel Samajwadi party Lohia (PSPL) back in 2016 will get “due honor” from his party.

The Party chief is confident of the party winning a sliding majority in upcoming elections in UP. He said we will win 400 seats out of 403 assembly seats.

He however did not disclose any reason behind his decision. The SP supremo was a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) and not MLA when he served as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012-2017.

He as an opposition lashed at BJP led government saying, People faced many hardships during Covid peak and lost their near and dear ones for lack of treatment, non-availability of beds, and oxygen. Now, they will answer BJP with a lack of votes. 

According to him, The SP is the only party that can face BJP and stands tall against them in the interest of the people and there will be a change of government in the state. 


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