Lok Sabha Election 2024: Samajwadi Party’s national president Akhilesh Yadav said in Azamgarh that the SP and the alliance will jointly contest 80 out of 80 seats in UP. As of now, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not been able to assess the defeat it has seen in Mainpuri. This statement of Akhilesh Yadav is very important for 2024. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Akhilesh had won from Azamgarh itself. However, after his resignation, this seat has now gone into the possession of the BJP.
The Samajwadi Party is working to improve its performance in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections after the death of its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and a tie-up with Shivpal Singh Yadav. 2022 has been full of ups and downs for the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the party is now reworking its strategy.
Modi-Yogi biggest challenge for Akhilesh Yadav
SP is trying to strengthen its M-Y (Muslim-Yadav) base in 2024 and challenge BJP’s M-Y (Modi-Yogi). This is the biggest challenge for the party in the state. After the 2022 assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party in UP has lost three of its allies Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), Mahan Dal and Janwadi Party, but the SP has made up for the loss by bringing in Shivpal.
Shivpal Yadav is known for his organizational skills and ability to mobilize party workers. If given a chance, he will play an important role in preparing the party for the 2024 elections. His return to the SP fold will also prevent a split in the party’s Yadav vote base. Apart from cementing his friendship with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Akhilesh will also focus on smaller parties like the Azad Samaj Party (Bhim Army) for the general elections.
BJP has an organizational machinery
The SP has increased its vote share and doubled its seats in the recently held assembly elections, but the biggest challenge before Akhilesh Yadav is that the BJP has an organizational machinery where the SP has no match so far. Besides, Akhilesh is leading a one-man army, while the BJP has several leaders who travel across the state during elections.