Switchovers and heated remarks are at a high in the poll-bound state of Uttar Pradesh where the BJP is facing a direct challenge from the Samajwadi Party. State Cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya’s exit from the party is believed to have been the main issue discussed at the high-level meeting in Delhi to discuss strategy for the polls and candidate names, which was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday.
The BJP is expected to not give tickets to at least 60 of its sitting MLAs in the state, where its attempts to woo the backward community have suffered a major setback in the recent days at the hands of the Samajwadi Party. While pre-poll surveys have predicted a victory for the BJP in the state, they have also forecasted a close contest with Akhilesh Yadav’s party.
I will be joining the Samajwadi Party on 14th January… I have not received calls from any small or big politician. If they were cautious on time and worked on public issues, then BJP would not have to face this: MLA Swami Prasad Maurya
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With the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh barely a month away, the BJP’s efforts to woo OBC votes suffered a major setback with the exit of state Cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya, which is likely to be followed by over a dozen MLAs, as claimed by the long-time OBC leader who jumped the ship with the Samajwadi Party. Read More