Samajwadi Party’s Chief, Akhilesh Yadav, has nonchalantly dismissed the prominent ‘Future Prime Minister’ billboards that recently emerged in Lucknow, asserting that one cannot ascend to the position of Prime Minister merely by adorning posters. He contended, “No one is going to become the Prime Minister just by putting up posters. If any supporter has put up a poster, he is expressing what he wants. The goal of Samajwadis is to thwart the BJP,” as reported by ANI.
These ‘Future PM’ hoardings featuring Yadav were erected outside the Samajwadi Party office, with party spokesperson Fakhrul Hasan ‘Chaand’ explaining that they were displayed in celebration of multiple birthdays for Akhilesh Yadav. The appearance of these banners coincided with the ongoing dispute between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress regarding candidate selection for the Madhya Pradesh election, scheduled for November 17. In response, Yadav suggested that the Congress needs to clarify its stance on forming an alliance with his party.
While he hinted at communication from Congress leadership, he questioned the rationale behind these discussions if no alliance was intended. The BJP, on the other hand, categorically rejected the ‘future PM’ hoarding, dismissing it as a mere pipe dream. BJP spokesperson Avaneesh Tyagi emphasized that Akhilesh Yadav has seen diminished support within Uttar Pradesh and beyond, with his allies parting ways, rendering such ambitions unrealistic.
This development has added another layer to the complex political dynamics in the region. It remains to be seen how these interactions will impact the forthcoming elections and the broader political landscape.