26 Mar 2024

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Akhilesh Yadav meets Azam Khan; what is political significance of this meeting before polls?

Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav met Azam Khan in jail. Before the announcement of the names of Akhilesh Yadav candidates, Akhilesh's meeting with Azam is being considered to have deep political significance. There is an election strategy behind the meeting with Azam Khan and a strategy to seal the names of the candidates.

Political significance of the meeting just before elections

There is anticipation regarding the timing of Akhilesh's meeting with jailed Azam Khan. Akhilesh Yadav met Azam Khan in Sitapur jail. There is speculation that there was a discussion between Akhilesh and Azam Khan regarding the candidates. Especially discussions have been held with Azam Khan for Rampur seat. 

Actually, Rampur seat was considered the traditional seat of Samajwadi Party which the party lost in Lok Sabha by-election. BJP candidate had won this seat. Now Akhilesh Yadav wants to get this seat back, that is why there was a discussion on which face should be fielded along with the political equations there.

Will Akhilesh also be in the electoral fray?

Samajwadi Party has so far announced the names of 44 candidates. In this, Dimple Yadav has got the ticket from Mainpuri. Now there is speculation as to what will happen to Kannauj seat. There were reports that Akhilesh himself might try his luck from Kannauj. But after meeting with Azam Khan, there is now speculation that Akhilesh may contest elections from not one but two seats.

On which two seats will Akhilesh contest?

Till now there was speculation that Akhilesh Yadav would contest elections from Kannauj but now there are reports that Akhilesh Yadav may contest from not one but two seats. The first seat was Kannauj. Earlier, Akhilesh's wife Dimple Yadav was the Lok Sabha candidate from Kannauj. Now the second seat about which there is discussion is Rampur seat. It is being said that during the meeting, Azam Khan has appealed to Akhilesh to contest from this seat.

Candidates announced for 44 seats so far

Till now Samajwadi Party has announced names on 44 seats. This time Khajuraho seat has also been given to Samajwadi Party in the Indian alliance. It is being said on this seat that an OBC face will be given a chance under the PDA formula.

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