SP’s national vice-president feand a close aide of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Kiranmoy Nanda told ET that BJP has “no moral right” to question the SPBSP understanding.
Ahmad, who is contesting as an independent, could split Muslim votes, thereby damaging SP, even as NCP, Peace Party, Nishad Party and RLD have also pledged support to the Akhilesh Yadav-led party.
Deputy CM Sushil Modi will also conduct road shows in all the three constituencies as BJP aims at people connect in the state where it could not win power in the 2015 polls.
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Gorakhpur, BJP polled 5.39 lakh votes, more than the combined votes of SP (2.26 lakh) and BSP (1.76 lakh).
The victories in Mungaoli and Kolaras come as a wake-up call for the Congress as the margin of victory has reduced significantly since 2013 in both these seats.
Other constituents of NDA, like Ram Vilas Paswan who do chikni chupdi batein (gullible talk), have got their members made as MLCs and ministers, says Jitan Ram Manjhi.
“This statue is taller than the one at Chhattarpur in Delhi by 8 inches. I got this temple ready in three years out of my devotion for Lord Hanuman,” Kamal Nath told ET.
The first BJP candidate from outside the Gorakhnath Temple in nearly three decades, Shukla says he wept on the stage on Monday when the CM recounted his contribution to BJP.
Agriculture production could have gone up due to better seeds and better irrigation, but at the end of the day the question is what price the farmer gets in his hand, what he takes home.
This comes shortly after a nearly 100-km long expressway link was approved for chief minister Yogi Adityanath's erstwhile constituency of Gorakhpur from the 352-km-long Purvanchal Expressway.
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