Varanasi: Principle opposition Samajwadi Party, trying to upset BJP in the 2022 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh next year, has now borrowed the poll slogan from Trinamool Congress of West Bengal.
TMC's slogan 'khela hobe' in the West Bengal state assembly elections has been adopted by SP leaders in their Bhojpuri version of the slogan in the Prine Minister's constituency.
Some local Samajwadi Party leaders have got the slogan ‘2022 mein khela hoi’ on the walls of Varanasi, which is also considered as the axis of Purvanchal politics.
The wall paintings with the slogan ‘2022 mein khela hoi’ with a ‘cycle’ symbol of Samajwadi Party were spotted at some places in Varanasi, which is also the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Now the slogan has become the topic of discussion in by lanes of Varanasi.
This slogan has been written by Samajwadi Party leader and former MLA Abdul Samad Ansari. Samad Ansari has filled the walls of his entire house with this painting and slogan. Not only this, Ansari has also demanded Akhilesh Yadav to issue a guideline to all the Samajwadi Party leaders to do the same thing, on the lines of West Bengal.
“The way Didi and people of Bengal have played with the BJP, similarly Bhojpuri society will play with the ruling party,” said Ansari said here on Thursday.
Interestingly, famous Bhojpuri actor and singer Khesari Lal Yadav met Samajwadi Party chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday evening in Lucknow, triggering speculations of his joining the party.
The SP chief had tweeted pictures of his meeting and wrote that they spoke about ‘bicycle in 2022’, the political slogan of Samajwadi Party ahead of the state elections due next year.