With the BJP’s decision to contest the Uttar Pradesh Elections next year, its Punjab alliance the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) also looks interested to carve its own space in the Samajwadi party-ruled state. As the Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah flagged off the poll campaign in UP through the ‘Parivartan Rally’ (Rally for change) on Saturday, the UP state unit of SAD boycotted the event with its substantial Sikh population, claiming that the BJP MLAs had done no good for them.
However, local SAD leaders claimed that the BJP party chief was aware of the boycott since they had previously informed him.
Amit Shah kicked off the UP election campaign on Saturday and critized the ruling Samajwadi party (SP) and also the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for low development in the state.
Speaking at the rally on Sunday, the BJP leader demanded for a seperate state for Bundelkhand and had blamed the Samajwadi party government for blocking the centers fund for development. Amit Shah also asserted that Uttar Pradesh will be the richest state in the country, once BJP comes to power in the state.