As the state's BJP government completes 100 days in the office in the next few days, a Samajwadi Party spokesperson said it was resorting to such tactics to "smokescreen its failures".
For, some 12,000 school bags distributed in government-run primary schools in this tribal-dominated district bear the picture of the Samajwadi Party leader.
There has been speculation that arch-rivals SP and BSP may shed hostility and inch closer in view of the BJP's spectacular rise in Uttar Pradesh.
However, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar, while commenting on the issue, said, "It is too early to say. If we do not honour the feeling of the people and workers, it will be wrong. We will also talk about 'mahagathbandhan' with our senior leaders."
The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh also said that his party will play a crucial role in bringing opposition leaders together. “Aane wale samay mein desh mein jo bhi gathbandan banega, SP usme aham bhoomika nibhayegi (Samajwadi Party will play an important role in a coalition that will be formed in the country),” he said.
A meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Adityanath, the second since he assumed office last month, also decided that district headquarters will get 24-hour power supply, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters here after the three-hour-long meeting.
After BJP‘s thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, political parties will look for scapegoats. There will likely be voices and concerns raised on how Samajwadi Party, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party went about campaigning for the state election.
Muslims voted for BJP? The mandate given to Bharatiya Janta Party appears to have an overwhelming support of Muslims. Did Triple Talaq issue bring Muslim women to vote for the BJP?
“It is quite likely that Muslims have voted for the BJP. Considering the fact that they took the stand for Muslim women rights I won’t be surprised if some sections have shown favor with the party,” Amber said.
# The opposition camp within the party will strengthen. Madhukar Jaitley has already raised the voice. It will soon get shriller.
They say well begun is half done. The voters of UP affirmed that the boys of UP were half baked.
On the next chief minister in the state, they said the decision will be taken by the BJP parliamentary board and the legislature party in the state soon.
The saffron party and its allies Apna Dal (Soneylal Patel) and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) in the process pushed rivals SP-Congress combine and the BSP far behind.
Here are the five factors that likely led to the huge win for BJP in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
The BJP today mocked Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav for alleging that exit polls were "influenced" as it wondered what influenced its president Akhilesh Yadav to talk about an alliance with the BSP.
BJP leaders said they would get a "two-third majority" in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly.
These elections are widely being seen as a virtual referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation decision and they would also be a test for Yadav who recently took charge as the national president of the Samajwadi Party.
"Counting se pehle hee haar maan liya (he has conceded defeat even before counting). What should I say on this?" Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home, said when his comment was sought on the Samajwadi Party president's remark.
Giving examples of how the pollsters' predictions were wrong during Bihar Assembly elections, he stressed that this time also the same thing would happen.
Ahead of the election verdict tomorrow, the Congress also sought to insulate party vice president Rahul Gandhi from any negative fallout, saying poll results are never a referendum on any single individual.
A majority of exit polls may be predicting a BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh as a slam dunk outcome, but having spent weeks traversing this vast state, I would like to hedge my bets. Here are five factors pollsters may not be capturing well.
A majority of exit polls may be predicting a BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh as a slam dunk outcome. Here are 5 factors pollsters may not be capturing well.
The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh is hoping to stop the BJP juggernaut, which had earlier stumbled in Bihar and Delhi, and lead the way for opposition unity in the run up to the 2019 general election.
"The Samajwadi Party-Congress combine is set to get absolute majority. We will win 236-240 seats...there is no question of hung assembly," the party general secretary told reporters on Parliament premises.