Monday, October 3, 2022

UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Karhal seat

Says UP polls to write country’s for next century

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday filed his nomination papers from Karhal seat of UP’s Mainpuri and said the upcoming state Assembly polls will write the country’s history for next century as he appealed to people to defeat negative politics.
Yadav said his “mission” is positive politics with progressive thinking.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) has declared Akhilesh Yadav as its candidate from the Karhal Assembly seat, which is part of the Mainpuri parliamentary constituency represented by party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. “This nomination is a mission as this UP election will write the country’s history for the next century. Let’s take part in this movement of positive politics with progressive thinking. Defeat negative politics, remove it. Jai Hind!,” Yadav said in a Hindi tweet.
He also shared a picture of his leaving on the Samajwadi Vijay Rath bus for Mainpuri from his native place Saifai in Etawah.
Karhal will go to polls on February 20 in the third of the seven-phase elections in the state.
Later Yadav told reporters, “First of all, I want to thank the people of Mainpuri and people of the organisation, who have given me a chance that today I am nominated from Karhal for contesting the elections.”
“Positive politics has been carried forward and I hope people of Uttar Pradesh will remove those who do negative politics in this election. Therefore, I appeal to people to give opportunity to the SP not only in Karhal but in every area. The party will take the state on the path of development, prosperity and progress,” he said.
On being asked whether he will come to the constituency for campaigning, Akhilesh said, “I have left my election to party leaders and people here. I will certainly come, if I get a chance. But people here have assured me that there is no need for me to come here. Yes, I will certainly come after winning.”
“The result here will be historic and it will be a message for those practicising negative politics,” he said.
The Karhal constituency is just four kilometres from Saifai, the native village of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Except for 2002, the constituency is with the SP since 1993.
In the 2002 Assembly polls, sitting MLA Sobaran Singh had contested on the BJP ticket.
Thereafter, he joined the SP and won three times consecutively.
Karhal has about 3.7 lakh electorate, including 1.4 lakh (37 per cent) Yadavs, 34,000 Shakhyas (OBCs) and around 14,000 Muslims.

PM Modi attacks Samajwadi Party

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party, saying mafias and rioters used to be the law unto themselves and enjoyed government patronage under its rule in Uttar Pradesh.
In his first virtual poll rally after the announcement of the assembly elections, Modi said while the BJP was working for development, the opposition party wanted to exact ‘’revenge”, but added that the people of Uttar Pradesh are alert to those who have ‘dangai soch’ (rioters’ mentality).
He also reached out to farmers and assured them that their sugarcane dues will be cleared at the earliest.
Western UP, where voting will take place in the first phase on February 10, is a farm belt and sugarcane is grown in bulk in the area.
On one side there is BJP, which has a clear vision of development, clean, honest and strong leadership. On the other side are “fake socialists” full of ego, destroying the society and dreaming of getting power at any cost, the prime minister said.
He said during the previous government when western Uttar Pradesh was burning due to riots, those in power were celebrating.
“Five years ago, ‘dabang’ (muscle men) and ‘dangai’ (rioters) were the law unto themselves. Whatever they said became the government order. Traders were looted and daughters could not come out of their homes in that period. The mafia used to roam freely under government patronage,” the prime minister said. The SP ruled in the state from 2012-17.
The prime minister said his party government stopped “looting of the assistance given to farmers” and provided monetary help to them.
“Understanding the problems of sugarcane farmers, we have also targeted to clear their dues at the earliest,” he said.
Attacking former chief minister and SP president Akhilesh Yadav, who allegedly had avoided visiting Noida due to a superstition, Modi said, “Can those who hesitate in coming to Noida, a place for aspirations of youths, due to superstition represent dreams of youths.
“Those who don’t believe in the country’s own COVID vaccine and those who fuel rumours, can they respect the talent and innovation of the youth of Uttar Pradesh?” he asked,
In the initial days, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had dubbed COVID vaccines as “BJP’s vaccines” and said he would not take the jab.
The PM’s virtual rally covered 21 assembly seats in five districts — Baghpat, Shamli, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur.