Voting for Lok Sabha by-elections in Azamgarh and Rampur was held on Thursday, June 23. Before the seat of Azamgarh, SP leader and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav was an MP, but after the victory in the assembly elections, he had vacated this seat. In the by-election, where Dharmendra Yadav was in the fray from SP’s side, BJP has fielded Bhojpuri star Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua. After the voting was over, Nirhua claimed his victory and said that Akhilesh himself played with Dharmendra Yadav.
Talking to reporters, Nirhua said that if Akhilesh Yadav had any hope from here, he would have come here, but did not come. Why not come, because they know that the citadel is broken and defeat is certain.
This is what people were telling me when I was roaming in the area. He and his father got opportunity from here again and again but did not do anything. That is why now people are saying that we will support BJP.
Akhilesh made Shivpal Yadav ji play with Dharmendra Yadav ji! pic.twitter.com/gLuYXOXZt0
— Nirahua Hindustani (@nirahua1) June 23, 2022
Referring to one of his songs, Nirhua said that Dharmendra will not abscond, helpless, with Dharmendra. This is what Akhilesh is doing and that is why he sent him to Azamgarh. First, I shunned uncle Shivpal and when I saw that I had not done anything in Azamgarh, nothing would be achieved there.
That is why Dharmendra Yadav was sent here and put him aside. He does not want his brother, no uncle, nor any other leader of the party in front of him… he does not want anyone to go ahead of me or have his name.
Let us tell you that apart from Azamgarh, the election of Rampur has also become like a nose fight for SP. After being released from jail here, Azam Khan has given his full strength. Azam’s close aide Asim Raza has been fielded on this seat by SP, while BJP has given ticket to Ghanshyan Lodhi. The contest on both the seats is being told between these two parties.