Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will be attending a rally called by ally Janwadi Socialist Party in Lucknow on Thursday. Led by Sanjay Singh Chauhan, the JSP will address the gathering at Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan to show its strength ahead of 2022 UP assembly polls.
The JSP has a good influence on voters of Nonia community in 15 districts of Purvanchal, including Ghazipur, Chandauli, Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia region. There are around 1.26 percent Nonia voters in the state.
Akhilesh has been invited as the Chief Guest for the rally.
Chauhan had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on SP ticket against BJP’s Mahendra Nath Pandey and had lost by a margin of around 14 thousand votes. Chauhan had bagged more than 4 lakh 96 thousand votes in the Lok Sabha Elections.
The SP chief has been focusing on allying with smaller parties for the 2022 UP polls. The previous alliances of SP with big parties like Congress in 2017 and BSP in 2019 didn’t reap much for the party. He has made it already clear that he will ally with smaller parties and announced alliance with Om Prakash Rajbhar led Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party, along with, JSP.
Recently, Akhilesh had met Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary at his residence in Lucknow and is expected to announce their alliance soon. The SP and RLD alliance could be announced for 30 to 35 odd seats in Western Part of the state where the latter enjoys a good influence.
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