BJP to lose all 80 seats of UP, including 'Kyoto wale': Akhilesh Yadav

06:10 PM May 23, 2024 | PTI |

Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav claimed on Thursday that the BJP will lose all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, including ”Kyoto wale”.


Over 140 crore population of the country will make the BJP-led NDA lose 400 seats to the opposition and ensure that the remaining 143 seats also become difficult for them, Yadav said.

The people’s anger against the ruling party has been increasing and ”by the seventh phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, it will be at its peak (saatwe asman par)”, Yadav said, addressing a rally here in favour of SP candidate S P Patel.

”Earlier, I had said the BJP is heading to lose all seats except for the one of ”Kyoto wale” (Modi’s Varanasi seat). But with time it seems that seat is also slipping out of their hands and the saffron party will taste defeat in all the 80 seats in UP,” Yadav said.

His ”Kyoto wale” remark was in reference to a memorandum of understanding signed between India and Japan in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and his then Japanese counterpart late Shinzo Abe at Osaka in 2014 to turn Varanasi into a ‘smart city’ with the help from Kyoto.


Yadav said the SP and the Congress ”have become 11 from one and one” causing tension for the ”Delhi wale” (Modi government at the Centre).

Apparently replying to Prime Minister Modi who referred to Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi as ”shehzade” (princes), the SP president said, ”We will give them ‘sheh’ and ‘maat’ (vocabulary used in chess for defeat).” Huge crowd had gathered for the rally in the GIC ground and many a youth were seen hanging with the bamboos of the tent.

Yadav jokingly said these youths have all the capability to clear the physical test and qualify for jobs in the armed force.

He reiterated the future INDIA coalition government’s commitment to scrap the four-year Agniveer job scheme and instead give a permanent job with the provision of pension.

Congress leader Aradhana Mishra Mona and her father Pramod Tiwari were present on the dias.

Yadav said the prices of petrol, diesel and fertiliser have been soaring during the present rule and promised loan waiver for the farmers in the future opposition coalition government. He also promised filling 30 lakh vacant posts in the government departments if the INDIA bloc comes to power.

He talked about the promise to increase free ration for the beneficiaries to 10 kg from the present 5 kg.


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