Akhilesh Yadav needs to be re-elected as Uttar Pradesh chief minister. Rahul Gandhi needs something to show as achievement in UP therefore he can finally claim to have achieved something in politics. And so finally ascend to the throne of the president of the Congress party.
New partners Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, dressed almost identically in white kurtas and dark jackets, hugged then hugged again, displaying a lot of chemistry and bonhomie. Nowadays at their 1st public look after their parties sealed a deal to contest the Uttar Pradesh elections together. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who leads the Samajwadi Party, said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and he were 2 wheels of development of the same cycle, invoking his party’s election symbol. They said that they had converted their personal rapport and friendship into a partnership. “We are friends, but that’s totally different. We want to finish the politics of anger of the BJP,” said Rahul Gandhi, stressing that differences between the 2 parties are “history”.
Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017 :Akhilesh Yadav Says Rahul Gandhi And I Like Two Wheels Of A Cycle
“We are contesting the elections on similarities and that we are each creating compromises for the youth of UP and its development” the Congress leader said. Playing down their disagreement over sharing ten seats in Raebareli and Amethi. The various parliamentary constituencies of Mr Gandhi and his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. It was not a “central issue however a peripheral one,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Akhilesh wants the campaign over the next few weeks to become chief minister. For Rahul Gandhi, the campaign itself is a lot of important than the end result. The end result, in any case, is at the most going to double the Congress Party’s seats in the UP assembly from 28 to 56. It’ll still be the fourth largest party in the state, as it has been for years. It’ll mean nothing for the grassroots re-invention of the Congress. Just as 8 of these 28 ran away to greener pastures in different parties. The Congress MLAs elected in 2017 could even as easily do the same.
Samajwadi Party leaders openly say if the Congress is too a lot of of a pain. It would take a day to break the Congress legislature party. It is result day on March 11 but till then that’s crucial for Rahul Gandhi to project himself. Hence not so much in UP but nationally. Hence as a leader on the rise, a good boy who has finally come into his own as a politician, as somebody who’s not always on the losing side with an empty grin.
Mr Gandhi didn’t rule out the possibility of the partnership extending to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying it was early days. However, but it had been “open for discussion, it’s possible.” Akhilesh Yadav didn’t comment.
Both side-stepped questions on whether Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav would campaign. “We have their blessings,” said Akhilesh Yadav. Hours later Mulayam Singh, apparently sulking since his son took over the party earlier this month. Mulayam Singh said he wouldn’t campaign as he doesn’t approve of the tie-up with the Congress.
Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi have years of mistrust to undo. In 1989, Mulayam Singh had dislodged the Congress in UP riding on Muslim support that he took away from it. In 1999, Mulayam Singh didn’t come through with the support that Sonia Gandhi believed she had to stake claim to create government at the Centre with 272 members of Parliament backing her.