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Dynasts, rioters will get lesson in Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypolls: U.P. Minister Swatantra Dev Singh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with Swatantra Dev Singh in Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with Swatantra Dev Singh in Lucknow. | Photo Credit: SANDEEP SAXENA

Dynasts and "rioters" are going to get a lesson in Azamgarh, said UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh hitting out at the Samajwadi Party ahead of the bypolls to the Lok Sabha constituency.

Mr. Singh, who is also the State Jal Shakti Minister, said this addressing an election rally.

He said the SP's candidate is "namdar" while the BJP's candidate is "kamdar".

According to a statement, Mr. Singh alleged the land which was once famous for its sages became famous as the base of terrorists under the the SP regime.

The Azamgarh parliamentary fell vacant after the resignation of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who was elected to the state Assembly earlier this year.

The Samajwadi Party has fielded Dharmendra Yadav, a cousin Akhilesh Yadav, for the bypolls The BJP has given Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav, popularly known as Nirahua, another shot at the Azamgarh Lok Sabha sea

The SP had won all 10 seats in Azamgarh district in this year’s Assembly elections.


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