BJP can’t win UP polls by simply gathering people on stage: Samajwadi Party

BJP’s ‘parivartan rally’ kicked off in Saharanpur on Saturday with party president Amit Shah taking to the stage.

By: ANI | Lucknow | Published: November 7, 2016 8:38 am
Uttar Pradesh, samajwadi party, akhilesh yadav, BJP, BJP polls, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, UP elections, assembly elections 2017, UP polls, polls 2017, india news BJP National President Amit Shah with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra during “Parivartan Yatra” in Saharanpur on Saturday. (PTI)

Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘parivartan yatra’, the Samajwadi Party (SP) said Monday that BJP lacks a clear cut strategy for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls and that it cannot win the public by gathering leaders on stage.

“They (BJP) cannot win public opinion just by gathering leaders on a stage. They don’t have any roadmap or strategy for the 2017 elections,” SP leader Ashok Bajpai told ANI.

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He said that after an embarrassing defeat in Bihar State elections, the BJP fears that a similar result in Uttar Pradesh would prove to be a heavy loss for national elections in 2019.

“It’s almost three years that the BJP came to power at the Centre with much public support. But today, there is not even a single result that the people can say they have benefitted from. They have disappointed the people, who will improve their mistake made in 2014 by electing BJP,” Bajpai added.

He said that BJP rallies like its recent ‘parivartan yatra’ have failed to attract the people while Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘rath yatra’ drew thousands of supporters. BJP’s ‘parivartan rally’ kicked off in Saharanpur on Saturday with party president Amit Shah taking to the stage. On Sunday Rajnath Singh addressed the parivartan yatra in Jhansi.

Two more rallies will be flagged off in quick succession – Sonbhadra on 8 November and Ballia on 9 November. Uma Bharti, Kalraj Mishra, Keshav Maurya will be leading these yatras at various points. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will hold six rallies as part the parivartan yatra.

While the locations for five of the rallies have not been decided yet, his last and concluding rally would be held in Lucknow on 24 December.

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  1. S
    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:08 am
    Netaji and amarsin can help BJP by creating a rift in SP. Since the son wants to be CM of the State again, the elder duo cannot play the same game as they did during the Parliament election held last. They convinced the son, let BJP take all the Parliament seats of UP, they will rule the country from Delhi but without staging an attack on SP. It was Parliament seat for BJP and embly seats for SP. But now BJP insists they should also get a good share of embly seats. That is the problem. BJP is convinced that they can twist the SP hands with threatening about reopening of some of the closed cases against Netaji (remember the statement of Netaji that "it was because of amarsin I was saved from some cases). With the son insisting on becoming CM of UP once again, managing a decent number of seats for BJP has become the responsibility of Netaji and the super broker amarsin who work for big filthy money. Stages will be full of leaders and the garland they use will have to be raised by a crane. But the point central to UP embly election is - will BJP be allowed to march holding head high with a decent number of seats into it's kitty. If they get what they wanted, it will be a fair job by Netajai and amar sin. Otherwise, the Son will be the King.
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      Sankaran Krishnan
      Nov 7, 2016 at 4:09 am
      The same is applicable for SP party which faces family feud and shows strength by gathering people in their shows and celebrations and it is better to set your house in order rather than focusing on some other parties !!!
      1. M
        Nov 7, 2016 at 11:32 pm
        See the faces of all these swines in the;br/gt;Looters,murderers are on a new role play.........with folded hand begging for;br/gt;Shame on these pigs..........Amit shah is more dangerous than the most dangerous;br/gt;Hopefully people of UP State should kick this rss chaddi's ( oh they are in bermuda pant ) out from their;br/gt;lt;br/gt;WAKE UP OH YOU PEOPLE OF UTTAR;br/gt;THESE PIGS WANNA MAKE YOUR STATE UN;br/gt;lt;br/gt;JAI HIND.