The Bharatiya Janata Party has made a big difference in Azamgarh, which is called the stronghold of the Samajwadi Party. Bhojpuri superstar BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua has defeated Samajwadi Party candidate Dharmendra Yadav in the Lok Sabha by-election. Nirhua defeated Dharmendra Yadav by more than eight thousand votes. Breaking the MY equation, Nirahua has won this match.
Dinesh Lal Yadav has given a tremendous thrashing to the Mulayam family in the SP stronghold. Nirhua defeated his cousin Dharmendra Yadav in the seat vacated by SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav. There is a wave of happiness among BJP supporters regarding this. Although people are not particularly interested in the by-elections, but everyone was interested in the prestigious Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat of Purvanchal. The reason for this was that Azamgarh is considered a stronghold of SP.
Even after the Modi-Yogi wave in the 2022 assembly elections, the BJP could not win even one of the 10 assembly seats in Azamgarh. In such a situation, it was believed that after becoming an MLA from Karhal, Akhilesh Yadav, his father Mulayam Singh Yadav’s parliamentary seat, from which Azamgarh had left Parliament, his brother Dharmendra would easily win. but that did not happen. The BJP has pierced the SP’s stronghold.
For the victory of Azamgarh in the by-election, all the parties tried hard and were busy in wooing every section. On behalf of the BJP, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and all the veterans of the state stood firm. On the other hand, other people including former minister Azam Khan, Swami Prasad Maurya and SubhaSP chief OP Rajbhar tried to create an atmosphere on the SP side.
Akhilesh Yadav did not come to Azamgarh even once to campaign for his brother Dharmendra. BJP had also made it an issue. Then many things were said from the side of SP. It was also said that Akhilesh does not campaign in the by-elections. After voting, the administration was also accused of being strict.
In the Lok Sabha elections of the year 2019, Bhojpuri films superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua joins the BJP. He is made a candidate from Azamgarh in the Lok Sabha elections. In front of Nirhua is SP supremo and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Despite this, Nirhua did not show any hesitation in contesting from here and pitched against Akhilesh.