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Will form alliance with smaller parties, says SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

Taking a jibe at the Yogi Adityanath-led state government, he said that BJP has dumped its manifesto in the garbage bin.

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With the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh scheduled for next year, political activity in the state has increased. Samajwadi Party supremo and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that his party will form an alliance with small political parties.

"Samajwadi Party is going to form an alliance with small political parties," the SP chief told news agency ANI.

He said that the people of Uttar Pradesh want change now. "People will vote for change," Yadav said. Taking a jibe at the Yogi Adityanath-led state government, he said that BJP has dumped its manifesto in the garbage bin.

"Since the day, BJP formed the government (in UP) it has forgotten its manifesto. I think BJP has thrown its manifesto in the garbage," said the party chief.

He further claimed that that party is trying to gain dominance in the state."

In recently concluded Panchayat polls, BJP tried to influence results, but still, they faced defeat. Now just to gain dominance, they have given free hand to DM, SP to make elections (results) in their favour. With money and admin power BJP is manipulating elections," Yadav alleged.

"BJP does not want to hold a debate on real matters like unemployment, inflation," concluded the SP chief.Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav had said that the 2022 UP Assembly polls will usher in a democratic revolution in the state.

Recently, in an exclusive conversation with Zee News, Akhilesh had claimed to win more than 350 seats in the 2022 Legislative Assembly elections. When asked about an alliance with uncle Shivpal Yadav's party, he said that SP will not field its candidate on Shivpal Yadav's seat Jaswantnagar. "Samajwadi Party will not forge an alliance with Congress and BSP. It will tie up with smaller parties in UP," he said adding that "our alliance in UP is currently with RLD, Mahan Dal, Sanjay Chauhan's Janwadi Party and other smaller parties are also in touch with us.

(With ANI inputs)

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