Mainpuri (UP): Raghuraj Singh Shakya, BJP candidate for Mainpuri Lok Sabha bypoll, on Tuesday mentioned Pragatisheel Samajwadi Celebration (Lohia) founder Shivpal Singh Yadav is his “political guru” and he’ll search his blessings. Shakya was as soon as an in depth affiliate of Shivpal Yadav however give up his PSPL to hitch the BJP earlier this yr. He was earlier within the Samajwadi Celebration (SP) and sided with Shivpal Yadav after he shaped his personal celebration. Talking to reporters in Mainpuri, Shakya mentioned, “He (Shivpal Yadav) is my political guru. I’ll search his blessings too.” Attacking his rival and SP candidate Dimple Yadav, Shakya mentioned, “Can anybody meet her? For assembly her it’s a must to give an software and get via safety personnel.”
“I’m a farmer’s son, anybody can cease me anyplace on the street. I’m all the time obtainable for them,” he mentioned.
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The Mainpuri bypoll was necessitated as a result of dying of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Mainpuri has lengthy been a pocket borough of the Yadav household.
Nonetheless, after efficiently breaching SP citadels of Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats, the BJP is hoping to do the identical in Mainpuri.