With a resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh, BJP is going to form the government again. BJP has got 264 seats, destroying all the equations. Samajwadi Party has got 134 seats. This will be the first time in the politics of UP, when an existing party will again form the government in the state. Under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath, BJP has also shattered many myths of the politics of UP, which were running in the politics of the state for a long time.
After such a big victory of BJP, party workers came on the streets and started celebrating Holi of victory. But these results are a setback for the Samajwadi Party in the state. After the results, there was despair among the workers. Let us tell you why Akhilesh Yadav’s bicycle got punctured in front of Yogi Adityanath’s bulldozer?
1. Image of Yogi Adityanath: The main fight in the UP elections was between Yogi Adityanath and SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav. Both the leaders had entered the assembly elections for the first time. But somewhere Yogi Adityanath got the benefit of the image of a strict administrator. Things like strong law and order, riot-free state were sitting somewhere in the minds of the people. The work of bulldozers on the properties of Bahubalis like Atiq Ahmed and Mukhtar Ansari has struck a chord in the minds of the people. Yogi Adityanath further strengthened the image of At the same time, memories of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, appeasement and crime in his rule overshadowed Akhilesh Yadav.
2. Schemes of the Centre: Schemes like free ration, Ujjwala, PM Awas, Ayushman Bharat, Kisan Samman Nidhi, which have been running since the time of Corona, proved to be a game changer for BJP. Women got a big benefit of these schemes, which turned into votes for BJP. If the trend is seen, then in the sixth and seventh phases, women voted 8-12 percent more than men. Long queues of women were seen at the polling centers to cast their votes. These schemes were also one of the reasons for the defeat of Akhilesh Yadav’s SP.
3. Mobilization of Castes: Akhilesh Yadav entered the fray along with Om Prakash Rajbhar and Jayant Chaudhary. But his plan to bring both the parties together failed. Yadav vote bank also appeared divided. BJP appeared ahead in many Muslim-majority seats. Maurya, non-Jatav Dalit and non-Yadav voters voted fiercely for BJP.
4. Rallies witnessed crowd but did not get votes: If the Twitter and Facebook of the last days of Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party are explored, then people will get to see the pictures and videos. But the crowd that came to the rallies could not be converted into votes. This also proves that Akhilesh Yadav did challenge the BJP in this election but he has not yet reached the point where he can form the government on his own. Apart from this, even his promises of 300 units of free electricity and socialist pension could not sail through.
5. Veteran leaders did not get along: Akhilesh Yadav was a ‘one man show’ from the SP in this election. From ticket distribution to seat distribution and from election campaign to manifesto, Akhilesh Yadav worked hard everywhere. But he did not have any leader who would become his assistant. Mulayam Singh Yadav could not campaign much except Karhal due to age. Apart from this, Azam Khan is in jail. Because of this Akhilesh Yadav fell alone and this time also his dream of forming the government remained incomplete.