As assembly election in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up, Samajwadi Party is facing the tremendous pressure of winning the polls on one side and on the other side the ongoing family feud. As wedged between these two problems, in a shocking move Akhilesh Yadav was made party president.
Akhilesh is fondly called as Tipu at home, has gained popularity amongst the people of Uttar Pradesh as the youth face of the party. He along with both Uncles- Ramgopal Yadav and Shivpal Yadav- support became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Although it seems that he is far from contented and elated, Akhilesh has been engulfed in the fear of being called as Aurangazeb ( a Mughal emperor who incarcerated his own father Shah Jahan) instead of Tipu at his home.
Here are the top five reasons why Akhilesh Yadav has less possibility of winning this election.
- Aurangazeb, a traitor
Akhilesh camp can be giving him the support to win the election now but the wave of sympathy can change for him and his supporters may sideline with Mulayam if Akhilesh goes to the poll dumping his father. The cover of Akhilesh as a decent, soft-spoken and amiable son will be blown if Mulayam, who is dejected and dumped by his own son breaks down publicly during the campaign. And with aide like Amar Singh is quite possible. That one video of Mulayam crying publicly with Shivpal by his side will go viral and can leave Akhilesh defenceless.
As always oppositions are ready to use this as a trump card with the punchline “one who can ditch his own father, can ditch anyone else!”
2. Nothing dependable as Cycle
The cycle is the essential symbol for Samajwadi Party. As it is frozen with the Election Commission, and should the tug-of- war continues, Akhilesh may not get to ride cycle this time. Mulayam faction may get away with it. Since election processes are already on, it would be difficult for Akhilesh to take a new symbol and make his voters aware of it.
3. Mulayam is still a hero of their clan
Akhilesh Yadav may be the youth icon and the development champion, but the Yadavs consider only, and only Mulayam Singh Yadav as the real hero of their clan. Without Mulayam’s blessing, Akhilesh is very unlikely to win the election.
4. M for Mulayam, M for Muslims
The opponent’s of Mulayam Singh Yadav may call him as ‘Mulla Mulayam’ to ridicule him, but the senior leader prefers to wear this identity on his sleeve. It is well known that SP enjoys the immense popularity amongst Muslims and the party had always played politics on caste based. To remind, BSP also plays the Dalit-Muslim card to win the elections, given to the situation, she may even increase the seats for Muslims. This would leave no opportunity for Akhilesh.
5. Family comes first
Challenged by Akhilesh, Mulayam has summoned both of his brothers Abhay Yadav and Rajpal Yadav to Lucknow from Etawah. Both of them are solidly behind him along with Shivpal in his hour of need. So there is tremendous pressure on Akhilesh from within the family to bow down before his father who made him the chief minister and mentored his political career.