After the defeat in the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections, a fresh discord has started in the Samajwadi Party. There is rhetoric in the party regarding Muslim votes. Muslim leaders are said to be angry with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. It is also being alleged that the party deliberately gave the responsibility of campaigning only to Azam Khan.
In such a situation, the question is why did Akhilesh Yadav stay away from the entire campaign? What are the allegations against Azam Khan for campaigning alone? Why are the Muslim leaders of SP angry? Let’s know…
First know what Dharmendra Yadav said after the defeat?
Soon after the results were out, local media asked Dharmendra Yadav the reason for the defeat. Responding to this, he pointed towards Muslim voters. He said, ‘All we can say is that we may have failed to convince our minority (Muslim) brothers. Tried a lot, but today I hope that after this result, perhaps the eyes of our minority brothers and sisters will definitely open that what was the reason behind the candidates with whom Bahujan Samaj Party was fighting the elections. At least open your eyes today.
Political analyst Prof. Ajay says, ‘Dharmendra Yadav is indicating by his statement that Muslim voters in Azamgarh voted for Guddu Jamali of BSP instead of him. Because of this he lost. Along with taking a jibe at BSP Supreme Mayawati, he is also blaming his defeat on Muslim voters.
Two statements of Azam Khan in discussion
Two statements of Azam Khan are in discussion after losing in Rampur. The first statement is before the result. In this, the media asked Azam Khan the question that when you were in jail, veteran SP leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav or Akhilesh Yadav did not reach. Why after all…? Responding to this, he said, ‘The leaders you are pointing to are big people. My level was neither yesterday nor is it today. I am a small worker. I am a small urbanite. I do small things for small people. I have never had that position, I should teach it to someone. I have never been in such a habit. If I complain, just go to my boss. I am not angry with anyone.
The second statement came after the Rampur election results were out. In this, he blamed the SP’s defeat on the administration and the BJP. Said that the administration did not allow Muslim voters to vote. humiliated them. The election was rigged.
What is the controversy about Azam Khan campaigning alone?
There is a discussion in the political corridor that deliberately only Azam Khan was campaigned at both the places. So that in case of defeat, Azam Khan’s political image could be tainted. We talked to Dr. Ajay Singh, Professor of Political Science in this regard. Asked him the same question.
Responding to this, he said, ‘Once people will digest Akhilesh Yadav’s absence in Rampur, but not going to Azamgarh seems to justify this question. For the last few months, news of distance between Azam Khan and Akhilesh Yadav’s relationship has come to the fore. In such a situation, it may be that an attempt is being made to show Azam Khan that you are not alone even if you want to. You cannot do anything without Samajwadi Party or Akhilesh Yadav. Even your voters will not support you.
Why are the Muslim leaders of SP angry?
After the defeat in Rampur and Azamgarh, Muslim leaders of SP have also started giving statements against the party chief. Akeel Khan, a member of the National Executive of Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha, took a jibe while sharing the video of Dharmendra Yadav. Wrote, only and only minority has taken the responsibility of making you win? Why target only minorities? I do not agree with your statement.
Another SP leader Abrar says that if SP loses then Muslim becomes responsible and if it wins, it is because of Yadav. How will this work? You don’t even believe in us and want us to be with you forever?