Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav On Thursday, he will participate in a rally called by the Allies Democratic Socialist Party in Lucknow. Led by Sanjay Singh Chouhan, the JSP will address the gathering at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan to show its strength ahead of the 2022 UP assembly elections.
In 15 districts of Purvanchal including Ghazipur, Chandauli, Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia regions, JSP has a good influence on the voters of Nonia community. There are about 1.26 percent Nonia voters in the state.
Akhilesh has been invited to the rally as the chief guest.
Chouhan contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a SP ticket against BJP’s Mahendra Nath Pandey and lost by a margin of around 14,000 votes. Chouhan got more than 4 lakh 96 thousand votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
The SP chief is focusing on forging an alliance with smaller parties for the 2022 UP elections. SP’s previous alliances with big parties like Congress in 2017 and BSP in 2019 did not do much for the party. He has already made it clear that he will tie up with smaller parties and announced an alliance with the Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (JSP).
Recently, Akhilesh met Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary at his residence in Lucknow and they are expected to announce the alliance soon. The SP and RLD alliance may be announced for 30 to 35 odd seats in the western part of the state, where the latter has a good influence.