Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday asserted that he would have won the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections had Swami Prasad Maurya joined his party back then.
He also exuded confidence in winning the 2022 UP Assembly elections with the support of Maurya. While addressing a public gathering in UP’s Fazilnagar, Akhilesh Yadav said, “They (BJP) are perturbed.
They can’t seem to remember the day when Swami Prasad Maurya joined us.”” I was waiting since 2011. Had he joined us after leaving BSP, we would not have seen bad days for five years. Had he joined us in 2017, UP would have been progressive today,” he added.
The Samajwadi Party chief went on to say, “Earlier when we used to sit across from each other in Vidhan Sabha, he (Swami Prasad Maurya) used to speak for the Opposition. We had to answer and we used to reply in the House.””
But earlier we sat across from each other, now we will sit close to each other and run the government,” he said.
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