A resident of UP's capital city Lucknow, Suresh Thakur wanted to contest from the city against Union Minister Rajnath Singh.
"Did I see what I thought I saw?" This is how most people react when they see 'Yogi Adityanath' at Akhilesh Yadav's rally.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief has been spotted traversing various pockets of the state with a lookalike of the Uttar Pradesh CM during his campaigns for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Suresh Thakur has not only been seen on the dais with Akhilesh during his rallies, but also travelling with him. However, he does not give speeches. He only waves while Akhilesh engages with the crowd.
जब उन्होंने हमारे जाने के बाद मुख्यमंत्री आवास को गंगा जल से धोया था तब हमने भी तय कर लिया था कि हम उनको पूड़ी खिलाएँगे! pic.twitter.com/9GubzO1hOW
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) May 15, 2019
It was followed by another picture in which both of them are seen standing near an aircraft with a satirical caption on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Kashi-Kyoto project, which aimed to develop the ancient temple town Varanasi on the lines of Japan’s Kyoto.
‘विकास’ पूछ रहा है:सुनी क्या
तुमने बनारस की कहानी
एक बनारसी की ज़ुबानी
‘किसी ने कहा था
पर पाँच साल में
मिला टूटो-फूटो’ pic.twitter.com/5V22SE52Vo— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) May 16, 2019
Who is Suresh Thakur?
A resident of Uttar Pradesh's capital city Lucknow, Thakur wanted to contest from the city against Union Minister Rajnath Singh. He had filed his nomination from Moulik Adhikar Party, but it was rejected by the Election Commission.
According to a report by ABP News, Thakur was terminated from his government job in 2017. Following this, he shaved his head and started a protest against the government to get his job back.After his efforts went in vain, Thakur decided to jump into politics. After his nomination was rejected, he reached out to Akhilesh, who welcomed him.