At a closed-door meeting with party workers last week, SP president Akhilesh Yadav asked them to prepare for the upcoming Assembly bypolls and to ensure that the SP forms the government in the state in 2022.
Varanasi’s ‘Dom Raja’ Jagdish Chaudhary was the ‘proposer’ for Narendra Modi from his Lok Sabha constituency. Back now near the ghats, where the community has lived the same way for generations, the Doms hope the spotlight will not fade away with the elections.
Modi is scheduled to address rallies at Mathurapur and Dum Dum on Thursday, when campaigning ends in Bengal, as per the Election Commission’s order. This will take the total to 17, a number eclipsed only by his rallies in the politically crucial UP, which sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha.
The development and public welfare works done in the constituency over the last five years are the key highlights in the party’s campaign for its candidate, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, up against the alliance candidate, Afzal Ansari of the BSP.