Voting for the Lok Sabha by-elections in Azamgarh and Rampur was held on Thursday, June 23. Before the Azamgarh seat, SP leader and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav was a MP, but after the victory in the assembly elections, he had vacated this seat. In the by-election, where Dharmendra Yadav was in the fray on the SP side, BJP has fielded Bhojpuri Dinesh star Lal Yadav Nirhua. After he finished the vote, Nirhua claimed victory for him and said that Akhilesh himself played Dharmendra Yadav.
Speaking to reporters, Nirhua said that if Akhilesh Yadav had any hope here, he would have come here, but he didn’t. Why not come, because they know that the citadel is broken and defeat is certain.
This is what people told me when I was wandering around the area. He and his father took the opportunity here over and over again, but they did nothing. That is why now people say that we will support BJP.
Played with Dharmendra: Referring to one of his songs, Nirhua said that Dharmendra Yadav will not run away, he will be defenseless. This is what he is doing Akhilesh and that is why he sent him to Azamgarh. First, I rejected Uncle Shivpal and when I saw that he had done nothing in Azamgarh, nothing would be achieved there.
That is why they sent Dharmendra Yadav here and cast him aside. He doesn’t want his brother, any uncle, or any other party leader in front of him…he doesn’t want anyone to go in front of me or have his name.
Let us tell you that apart from Azamgarh, the Rampur election has also become a nose fight for SP. After being released from jail here, Azam Khan has given all the strength of him. Azam’s close assistant Asim Raza has been placed in this seat by SP, while Ghanshyan Lodhi has been given a ticket by BJP. The contest for both seats is being counted between these two parties.