In a bitter start of the day, Senior SP leader Sivpal Yadav had to face stone pelting as he headed to cast his vote in Saifai’s Jaswantnagar constituency. ANI reported that stones were pelted at Shivpal Yadav’s car. While Akhilesh, in a conversation with media minutes after the stone-pelting, said that he has no idea about incident. Shivpal Yadav who has recently faced a fierce feudal battle with his nephew and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, is party’s candidate from Saifai’s Jaswantnagar constituency.
Do you want your uncle Shivpal Yadav to win elections, he said, ” I want more and more number of Samajwadi candidates to win elections, (Mai Samajhata hu agar jada se jada Samajwadi log chunaav jeete vo bahut accha hai).” This was the first time when Akhilesh came to cast his vote without father Mulayam Singh Yadav, when asked why SP patriarch didn’t accompany him, he said: “See whoever is a listed voter, will vote. Everyone will come here to vote. This a difference made by your camera.
Polling for the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 has started today. The voting today will be crucial for Samajwadi Party and its new president and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Parties are contesting today for 69 seats in and around SP home turf including Itawah, Mainpuri and Kannauj districts.
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In the 2012 Assembly Elections, Akhilesh had managed to win 55 seats in the region. A pro-SP voting today will play an important role in the return of Akhilesh government. However, this is not going to be easy for the CM who has recently branded himself as a “Vikas Purush” (development man) in the state.