Akhilesh Yadav did not go to Rampur, Azamgarh, Lok Sabha by-election campaign ended; Voting on June 23

Campaigning for the by-elections to be held on June 23 on the vacant seats of Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha ended today. The police administration has increased vigil on the borders of both the districts to ensure peaceful polling
Campaigning for the by-elections to be held on June 23 on the vacant seats of Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha ended today. Today, on the last day of campaigning, where CM Yogi Adityanath addressed election meetings in Moradabad and Rampur, Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav did not go to campaign in these two seats. Apart from this, the police administration has also increased vigil at the borders of other districts adjoining these two districts to ensure safe, free, and peaceful polling in Azamgarh and Rampur.
Let us inform you that SP Mohammad Azam Khan had won the Rampur seat and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav won the Azamgarh seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the assembly elections held in 2022 this year, Azam Khan won from Rampur and Akhilesh Yadav won from the Karhal seat of Mainpuri. After that, both these leaders resigned from the membership of Lok Sabha. Because of this, both these seats were running vacant.

This time BJP has fielded Bhojpuri film actor Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua from Azamgarh. In the Lok Sabha elections held in the year 2019, Nirahua was defeated in the contest against SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.SP has fielded SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s cousin Dharmendra Yadav as its candidate, while BSP has declared former MLA and businessman Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali as the candidate from here. Jamali had contested the assembly elections this time on the ticket of Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen but he lost.
On the other hand, SP candidate from Rampur Asim Raja has been an ally of Azam Khan for the last four decades while BJP has fielded Ghanshyam Lodhi from here.BSP has not fielded its candidate here. In Rampur, the BJP has entrusted the command of the campaign to Parliamentary Affairs and Finance Minister Suresh Khanna. Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi has been given the responsibility of campaigning in Azamgarh.

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