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BSP may have been at number three in the by-elections of Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency, but its pace was good. His vote share also increased. The effect of getting more than 2.5 lakh votes for BSP candidate Guddu Jamali was that the cycle got punctured here and BJP became headmaur.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, SP and BSP contested together. In such a situation, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had won the election in Azamgarh by more than 2.5 lakh votes. Earlier in the 2014 elections, Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali had contested from Azamgarh from BSP. He got 27 percent of the total votes. This time in the by-election, BSP again bet on him.
His performance was also fine and this time he got 29 percent votes. By getting a total of 266210 votes, he wrote the script for the defeat of the SP. After this election, it is believed that the BSP may have been badly beaten in the assembly elections, but its vote percentage in the Lok Sabha elections has not decreased yet.
Mayawati repeatedly appealed to Muslims
In this election, Mayawati did not rally in Azamgarh, but she kept on appealing through social media again and again. She especially tried to convince the Muslims that if the Muslim and Dalit voters unite, the BJP can be defeated. Since the assembly elections, she is constantly focusing on it. The effect of his appeal in Azamgarh also came that Muslim voters were divided between SP and BSP. Apart from this, Guddu Jamali also has a lot of influence among Muslims there. This equation laid the basis for the defeat of the SP.
The focus was only on Azamgarh
The BSP high command was expecting a good result from Azamgarh. This was the reason that instead of contesting the by-election in Rampur, the party had focused on Azamgarh. The BSP was hopeful that if it wins here, then the wounds caused by the results of the assembly elections can be healed. At the same time, after the result of this election, again a barrage of allegations against the BSP started on social media. It is being said that BSP fought this election only to defeat SP and make BJP win. However, Mayawati has been continuously calling these allegations wrong since the assembly elections.
I had fought elections to win myself: Jamali
We could not convey our message to the public properly, but even in these circumstances, the public voted for me so much, thank the public for this. We will work harder. We did not fight elections here to defeat the SP or make the BJP win. He himself had fought elections to win. What is SP here? This is my land. I am born here.
– Shah Alam aka Guddu Jamali
Only BSP has the power to defeat BJP: Mayawati
Mayawati said through a tweet regarding this election that this UP by-election result has once again proved that only BSP has the theoretical and ground power to defeat BJP. The party’s efforts to explain this thing especially to the particular community will continue so that political changes can take place in the state. Most of the by-elections are won by the ruling party, yet despite the handcuffs of BJP and SP, the thorny fight given by BSP here is commendable.