‘netaji’ Invoked As Shivpal, Akhilesh Address Sp Workers Meet In Jaswantnagar | Kanpur News – Times of India

Kanpur: After a show of bonhomie on Sunday, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSP-L) chief Shivpal Yadav, along with nephew and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and SP general secretary Ramgopal Yadav jointly addressed SP’s workers’ conference in his assembly constituency Jaswantnagar on Monday to boost the campaign of Dimple Yadav in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha bypoll.
Jaswantnagar, though is a part of Etawah district, it comes under the Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency.
Speaking on the occasion, Shivpal said he had spent a lot of time with ‘Netaji’ (brother and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav) and learnt a lot from him. “I want to tell Akhilesh to understand my dedication, trust me and recognize my potential. I want to assure him (Akhilesh) that like I never let ‘Netaji’ down, I will not even let him down too.”
Shivpal also said, “Today we do not have ‘Netaji’ among us, so this election has become more important. The development here (Jaswantnagar) has been done by ‘Netaji’. If you make Dimple Yadav win the election from here with record votes than us, only then it will be a true tribute to ‘Netaji’.”
He added, “Whatever was the wish of you people, I always used to say that it is necessary to be united.”
After this Shivpal attacked BJP candidate Raghuraj Singh Shakya and said, “He is not a disciple, but he is an opportunist.”
He said, “Netaji’ has won the hearts of the entire state, not only Jaswantnagar. We have come here to appeal to make Dimple win. Our previous winning record is to be broken this time.”
He said that everything from roads to electricity in Jaswantnagar is due to Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav). “Many of his stories are still in people’s minds,” he said.
Shivpal said the government is working to separate brother from brother, Hindu from Muslim. “On the polling day, if someone quarrels at the booth, simply listen to the abuse, and don’t retaliate,” he said and added, “90% of voting is to be done on the election day. The year 2024 elections will also be fought in the same way.”
Addressing the occasion, Akhilesh linked the relationship of the people of Jaswantnagar with Mulayam.
He said that the people of Jaswantnagar are those who break their own record of victory.
He further said that “the election is at a time when Netaji Mulayam Singh Yadav is not among us, but I know ‘Netaji’ even today resides in the hearts of the people here”.
“He (Mulayam) used to talk about old things of Jaswantnagar and Saifai. The elders here have joined him step by step and supported him in his struggles. We and uncle together will do the development of Jaswantnagar,” said Akhilesh.
Ramgopal said that “this government will conspire and work to defeat the SP in one way or the other”. “Everyone not only has to be cautious, but one has to definitely cast his/her vote too. Jaswantnagar alone used to make Raghuraj MP. Make Dimple win like him,” he said.
He further attacked the BJP government at the Centre and said, “Unemployment is at its peak, the judiciary is scared, the present government is a cruel government.”