November 27, 2022

If SP wins, Azam will replace you: Amit Shah woos Jayant Chaudhary again | India News – Times of India

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Union home minister Amit Shah, who was in western Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur as part of his election campaign on Saturday, reached out to Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary again, the second time in a week, and said, “If Samajwadi Party (RLD’s alliance partner) forms the next government, Jayant bhai, you will be sidelined and Azam Khan will take over.”
Questioning the future of the SP-RLD alliance, Shah further said, “(SP chief) Akhilesh (Yadav) and Jayant are being seen together these days, but one wonders for how long. If their government is formed by mistake, then Jayant will be pushed aside and Azam Khan and Atiq Ahmed will come in the front seat and take over. This is clearly visible in their ticket distribution as well.”
Spelling out the previous Samajwadi Party government’s “achievements”, Shah said they gave a “mini CM, a ‘bahubali’, a scam and a riot to each district”.
Addressing party workers in Muzaffarnagar, also the home turf of the Tikait brothers (farm union leaders), Shah said, “During the Muzaffarnagar riots, the Akhilesh government projected accused as victims, and the real victims were turned into accused — just to save his vote bank. I have come to ask the people of the entire western UP whether we have forgotten those riots?”
In a bid to woo farmers in the sugarcane belt, Shah said that this time “we have decided that if there is a delay in payment to the sugarcane farmers, then the sugar mills will have to add interest on the outstanding dues to the farmers.”
BJP MP Parvesh Verma on January 26 had said that “they wanted to welcome RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary in his party, but he had chosen the wrong path”. Replying to a question related to BJP making overtures to him, Jayant on Saturday said, “It’s not like I have relatives in the BJP that I have to listen to what their leaders say.”

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