BJP claims to break SP’s stronghold
Jaswant Nagar is one of the five assembly constituencies of Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency. Regarding the Mainpuri elections, BJP state president Bhupendra Singh Chowdhary says that there are no strongholds now. On December 8, on the day of counting of votes, the BJP will create history here. In fact, former SP MLA-turned-BJP leader Union Minister SP Singh Baghel is campaigning in Mainpuri, especially in Karhal assembly constituency. Baghel contested the 2022 UP Assembly elections against Akhilesh Yadav from Karhal.
BJP has given a task to the old leaders of SP
Similarly, Jaiveer Singh, a former SP leader-turned-BJP minister in UP, is campaigning in Jaswant Nagar, a key constituency from where the SP has been winning consistently. Addressing the party’s booth-level meeting in Jaswant Nagar on Wednesday, UP BJP chief Bhupendra Singh Choudhary said, “If anyone thinks that there is a place that can be considered as someone’s bastion, he is wrong.” Chowdhary said that earlier, SP leaders used to say that their party chief does not campaign in bypolls.
Akhilesh defeated SP Baghel
Baghel was defeated by Akhilesh Yadav in Karhal by 67,504 votes, the biggest ever margin for the seat. But the BJP leader, who was the former security officer of SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. He said he has managed to build a rapport with the people in the assembly elections and will try to take it forward. He got 80,962 votes (32.74 percent) in the assembly elections.
Akhilesh-Shivpal’s proximity spoils BJP’s game
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal have been campaigning jointly ever since Akhilesh touched Shivpal’s feet in a public show on November 20 in Saifai after years of bitter family feud. In 2022, Shivpal defeated BJP’s Vivek Shakya by over 90,000 votes, improving on his 2017 victory in which he won the Jaswant Nagar seat by a margin of over 52,000 votes.
Mulayam won by 94,389 votes in Mainpuri
Mulayam Singh Yadav won from Mainpuri in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by a margin of 94,389 votes, which was his lowest winning margin. Mulayam had won the seat in 2014 by 3.64 lakh votes and in 2009 by 1.6 lakh votes. In 2004, he won the seat by 3.37 lakh votes, but vacated it and then remained the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.