Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to be held in 2017. But the political parties seem to be already on a war footing to bag the maximum number of seats.
The ruling Samajwadi Party government appears to be at the forefront of this endeavour. It isn't news that Chief Minister Akhilesh will be the face of the Samajwadi Party for the 2017 polls. However, it has been revealed that he may contest from UP's Bidhuna seat.
'Bidhuna needs change'
The district chief of the Samajwadi Party's Auraiya unit, Shivnath Singh, met Akhilesh Yadav at his Lucknow residence on May 16. Singh, who was accompanied by other party leaders, apprised the CM about the political situation.
They told the CM that during a cycle rally, they had found that the people of Bidhuna were unhappy with the present SP MLA, Pramod Gupta.
The leaders requested that the CM contest from the Bidhuna seat for the assembly polls. Singh said Yadav had agreed to to do so.
The local SP leaders said that they have begun their preparations for the polls. They added that they were in contact with other leaders who assured that they would not field their candidates should Yadav contest from Bidhuna.
In the 16 May assembly polls, the Samajwadi Party retained the assembly seats of Bilari in Moradabad and Jangipur in Ghazipur.