- Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati attacks Priyanka Gandhi
- The situation of the Congress in the elections is bad.
- Mayawati urges people not to destroy votes by voting for Congress
Within hours, Priyanka had to change her mind as the Congress was in a bad position in the elections. In such a situation, it is better that the people do not ruin the vote by voting for the Congress. In UP, the Congress votes are divisive. It is imperative to remove the BJP government from power and form a government that protects the interests of the people. “The BSP is the best in such a situation,” Mayawati said on Twitter.
Mayawati was angered by Priyanka’s statement against the BSP yesterday. Mayawati has been abstaining from campaigning while other parties have been active in the campaign. Though the party was expected to be active in the coming elections, it did not happen. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly, “said Priyanka.
Priyanka, the AICC general secretary, had said that she had not said that she was the Congress’ chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh and that she had given such an answer because she was provoked by repeated questions. Priyanka gave an indirect answer to the question of who will be the Congress’ chief ministerial candidate. Asked if she could see another face from the Uttar Pradesh Congress, Priyanka said her face could be seen everywhere. Priyanka made the announcement at a function to launch a special manifesto targeting youth votes.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur (Urban). This is the first time that Yogi Adityanath is contesting in the Assembly elections. Yadav Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav is contesting from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district. This is Akhilesh’s first time contesting the Assembly elections. The Karhal constituency in Mainpuri is the stronghold of the SP. Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency is also where Mulayam Singh Yadav has won several times and entered the Lok Sabha. With the exception of two rounds since 1993, Karhal has been the SP candidate in every remaining election. The BJP won from here in 2002 and 2007. The current MLA is Sobaran Yadav, an SP leader.