Congress-SP face to face regarding Muslim vote bank
The trust of minority voters in SP in the 2022 assembly elections continues from Mainpuri-Khatauli to Ghosi. This is the reason why the SP President does not like to see any other party or leader close to his most trusted and biggest Muslim leader in Uttar Pradesh, Azam Khan. This is the reason why SP leaders have opened a front against Congress State President Ajay Rai, who is going to meet Azam Khan in jail. Before the Lok Sabha elections, Congress wants to give a message to the Muslim community in every situation that Congress will support them in all their happiness and sorrow. Congress will continue to raise every excess against them as an issue. Congress is citing this principle to come closer to Azam Khan family.
This political fact is also no less interesting that the Congress which is trying to come closer to Azamkhan today, started the politics of Azamkhan by opposing the same Congress. Azam Khan became a mass leader by organizing a mass movement against the Nawab family of Rampur who were once Congressmen. Azam has always been close to SP’s founding president Mulayam Singh. Azam has always been number two in the government from Mulayam Singh Yadav to Akhilesh Yadav. Even the Chief Minister did not have the courage to interrupt him. Be it the 2012 Assembly elections or the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it was the responsibility of Azam Khan to ensure victory in Muslim dominated areas and Azam also proved that he is a strong bridge between SP and Muslims.
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Congress-SP face to face on Muslim vote bank
SP leader Akhilesh Yadav is talking from every platform about the party’s struggle for Azam Khan, then the Muslim vote bank is behind this. There are about 21 percent Muslim voters in more than 30 Lok Sabha seats in UP. There are about 35 percent Muslim voters in 12 Lok Sabha seats, while there are 5 seats where there are about 45 percent Muslim voters. These figures are such that they can easily become a reason for Muslim love for secular political parties. In comparison to Purvanchal, many parliamentary constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh are Muslim dominated and they play a decisive role there. The parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh where they are in a decisive position include Rampur, Amroha, Sambhal, Moradabad, Kairana, Saharanpur, Bahraich, Muzaffarnagar, Aligarh, Ghosi, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Bareilly and Nagina.
SP and Congress face to face on Muslim love
SP and Congress have now openly confronted each other on Muslim love. Congress spokesperson Anshu Awasthi is talking about Congress standing with Azam Khan who is being victimized by BJP. Anshu Awasthi said that the BJP government is deliberately filing fake cases against Azam Khan and Congress will continue to oppose it. Congress will continue to fight the battle for Muslims, farmers, victims and the exploited. Be it the incident of Lakhimpur or Unnao or Hathras, Congress has stood with the victims. SP spokesperson Fakhrul Chand, in a way, attacked the statement of Congress spokesperson and said that there is no difference between SP and Congress regarding Azam Khan. Earlier Congress used to give memorandum to the Governor for fake cases against Azam Khan, now BJP is getting fake cases filed.
SP will continue to fight for the rights of Azam Khan
Azam Khan is the leader of SP and SP will continue to fight for his rights. Uttar Pradesh was once a stronghold of Congress. Many big leaders of Congress came from Uttar Pradesh. At that time the Muslim vote bank was completely with Congress. The last time Congress was successful in performing better in Uttar Pradesh was in the year 2009. Then its 21 MPs had reached Lok Sabha from here. Muslim voters had openly supported Congress in that election. Especially the support of Muslim voters in Western Uttar Pradesh was more in favor of Congress. Once again Congress is trying to win over the Muslim vote bank. Congress’s love for Azam Khan is not without reason.