In an attempt to clinch the maximum number of votes, Dimple Yadav has announced that if the Samajwadi Party comes to power, there will be 33 per cent reservation for women in jobs.
Amid political heat in the state, ahead of the third phase of the crucial seven-phased Uttar Pradesh elections, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s wife and Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav has made fresh poll promises as a part of her campaign in UP. In an attempt to clinch the maximum number of votes, Dimple Yadav has announced that if the Samajwadi Party comes to power, there will be 33 per cent reservation for women in jobs. According to a report by Dainik Jagaran, the SP Member of Parliament has further stated that there will be no age limit for women in government jobs. Citing that 55 lakh women get pension from the government, at present, Dimple Yadav asserted that if their party comes to power, one crore women will be given a pension of Rs 1000 per month.
The heated political campaign for the third phase of the UP elections will be ending today. 69 Assembly seats spread over 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh that will go to polls in the third phase on February 19. The districts are Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki and Sitapur. In the 2012 Assembly polls, SP had won 55 of these 69 seats, while BSP, BJP and Congress secured just 6, 5 and 2 respectively. One seat went to an Independent.
Yesterday, in an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address, Dimple Yadav praised his husband CM Akhilesh Yadav by stating that the UP CM is more interested in doing ‘kaam ki baat’ rather than ‘mann ki baat’. Drawing parallels between BSP and BJP, Dimple said, “While BSP supremo Mayawati was responsible for lining up elephant statues in parks during her tenure, the BJP government at the Centre forced people to line up in front of banks in the wake of its demonetisation policy.”
The next five phases of the seven-phased Assembly polls will be held on February 19, 23, 27 and on March 4 and 8. Counting of votes will be taken up on March 11.