Gorakhpur: The fight for the assembly elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh is going to be very interesting this time, because this time for the first time Chief Minister Adityanath and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav have entered the electoral fray. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been made BJP’s candidate from Gorakhpur city (Gorakhpur Sadar seat) assembly constituency. Chandra Shekhar Azad, the founder of Azad Samaj Party (ASP), is also playing from this seat. Taking inspiration from the strategy of Kanshi Ram, founder of Azad Samaj Party, BSP against CM Yogi, he has prepared an action plan to fight against BJP through street programs by forming his army in every ward of Gorakhpur. Apart from CM Yogi and Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan, no major party has officially announced its candidate in Gorakhpur so far.
Dr. Mohammad Aaqib, a member of the National Core Committee of Azad Samaj Party and the party’s chief election in-charge of Gorakhpur, told news agency Bhasha, ‘Our party has formed a group of youths who participate in street programs in numbers of four-four, five-five. Through this she will reach her point of view to the voters. He said that our campaign on social media has gained momentum and we have formed our army in every ward of Gorakhpur city assembly constituency just as Mr. On the claim of ASP (Azad Samaj Party) strategy by taking Kanshi Ram’s name, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Gorakhpur division’s chief sector in-charge Suresh Kumar Gautam said, ‘People know what is Chandrashekhar’s gait and character, by taking Kanshi Ram’s name. No one can fulfill their mission. Many such people talk about the mission and do the work of selling the mission. Only BSP is capable of fulfilling the mission of Kanshi Ram.”
Chandrashekhar Azad started the struggle for the interests of Dalits by establishing the Bhim Army in 2014. Azad formed his organization Bhim Army’s political party Azad Samaj Party and fielded his first candidate for the Sadar assembly seat of Bulandshahr in the by-elections of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 2020. ASP candidate Mohammad Yameen was defeated in the Bulandshahr by-election, but he made a strong presence of the party by getting more than 13 thousand votes. Till a few days ago, Azad tried to contest the elections by meeting with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav but things did not work out and after that with the announcement of contesting the elections on his own, the party first declared Azad as the candidate from Gorakhpur. .
Dr. Aaqib said, ‘This election will be money system versus democracy and the people will fight the election of us because this fight is against feudal thinking.’ Aaqib claimed that justice-loving people of every section would come with Chandrashekhar against feudal thinking. On the other hand, Santraj Yadav, a member of BJP National Council and chairman of UP Co-operative Village Development Bank, claimed in a conversation with Bhasha, ‘Chandrshekhar Azad will not have any effect in front of Yogi in Gorakhpur, people here do not even know him. ‘
It is noteworthy that there are about 4.5 lakh voters in Gorakhpur city assembly constituency and according to political experts, there are 60 to 70 thousand Brahmin voters here. Apart from this, 55 to 60 thousand Kayasthas, about 50 thousand Vaishyas, about 40 thousand Muslims, 25 to 30 thousand Kshatriyas, 50 thousand scheduled castes and backward castes, including Santhwar, Chauhan (Nonia), Yadav etc. More than 75 thousand voters. Huh. People of Bengali, Punjabi, Christian and Sindhi society also reside in the urban area and they have their settlement in different localities.
It is worth mentioning that in Gorakhpur city assembly constituency, Radha Mohan Das Agarwal of BJP won the fourth consecutive election in 2017 by getting more than one lakh 22 thousand votes, whereas Congress candidate Rana Rahul Singh got about 61 thousand votes from his nearest rival SP’s alliance. Were. BSP candidate Janardan Choudhary came third with 24,297 votes.