The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. According to this, polling will be held in 7 phases in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 to March 7. However, during this, the Election Commission said that rallies and roadshows will not be allowed in any state. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was very angry with this decision of the commission. The commission said that in these elections, till January 15, there will be a ban on any street gathering and cycle rally or things like bike rally and padayatra. The commission said that only digital rallies would be encouraged.
What about those who do not have adequate infrastructure for virtual rallies: Akhilesh
Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that if the Election Commission is in favor of virtual rallies for political parties in the 2022 UP assembly elections, then the commission should make it a level playing field for all political parties. needed. Akhilesh Yadav said, “For the first time this type of election is being held in the time of Corona. The commission has made many rules. But if we talk about virtual rallies, then the commission should also think about those parties, which have There is not enough infrastructure for a virtual rally.”
BJP already has a lot of infrastructures: Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav said, “The Election Commission should give more time to the opposition parties on TV and it should be available for free. BJP already has a lot of infrastructures. Election bonds are also given to them the most. Opposition parties also get it anywhere. There should be space somewhere.” In a scathing attack on the BJP, Akhilesh Yadav said, “In the Panchayat elections, people had seen that BJP workers had become officers. During the Corona period, people had seen how people’s families did not get oxygen and beds were not available. Election Commission should be kept strictly for the government. It does arbitrariness. BJP will be wiped out on March 10.”
The commission should give money to political parties to compete with BJP: Akhilesh Yadav
At a press conference in Lucknow, hours before the Election Commission announced the election schedule in New Delhi, Akhilesh Yadav said: “The Election Commission should give some funds to political parties so that they (political parties) go a step ahead, prepare infrastructure because We cannot compete with the BJP’s infrastructure. That’s why we appeal that the Election Commission should get some funds from the government to the political parties so that in the democratic system all the political parties who don’t have as strong as the BJP are able to compete “