Highlights

  • Akhilesh inducts into SP OBC leaders who recently quit Yogi cabinet
  • Swami Prasad Maurya said BJP won UP because of him, will lose now
  • UP to vote in 7 phases from February 10; results on March 10

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SP chief Akhilesh Yadav used the opportunity to mock and jeer at UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Akhilesh referred to Yogi's recent statement that in the upcoming election 80% people would be on one side and 20% on the other. The Opposition had claimed that it was a reference to the 80% Hindu population being on one side. Akhilesh also mocked BJP's projection that it would win three-fourth seats in the election.

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Akhilesh said, "The people who were counting numbers - sometimes 80, sometimes 20 - used to say that they'll win three-fourths of the total seats. CM Yogi needs a mathematics teacher. The 80-20 he talks about - 80% people are supporting SP. After seeing this stage and this crowd, and after listening to Swami Prasad Maurya, the other 20% would also start opposing BJP. Those people talking about three-fourth seats will win only 3 to 4 seats."

Meanwhile, defector Swami Prasad Maurya said that BJP's fortunes had brightened due to his partnership, and now that he's left, the party would drown again. "BJP was in third spot (in UP) till I was a member of Bahujan Samaj Party. BSP was in the first spot, and BJP third. As soon as I left BSP and joined BJP, the BJP touched the sky. Now, I want to tell BJP that your bad days are here. I have left BJP, and there's a long queue of people quitting the party now," he said.

With the exit of so many OBC leaders, the BJP's election arithmetic might suffer a blow. As the rebels were joining SP, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had lunch at a Dalit household in his stronghold Gorakhpur.

Uttar Pradesh will vote in 7 phases starting from February 10. Results of the elections will be announced on March 10.

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