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Not Three-fourth Seats, BJP Meant it Will Get 3 or 4 Seats in UP Polls: Akhilesh Yadav

Yadav said in his speech after giving party membership to Maurya and others here.  (File photo/AFP)

Yadav said in his speech after giving party membership to Maurya and others here. (File photo/AFP)

Yadav also dismissed the BJP's claim of winning three-fourth seats in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday took a swipe at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying by the "80 versus 20" assertion, he meant the BJP will get 20 per cent of seats in the Uttar Pradesh elections while the rest 80 per cent will go to his party. But after the arrival of Swami Prasad Maurya and others in the SP, the saffron party would lose even this 20 per cent, Yadav said in his speech after giving party membership to Maurya and others here.

"Baba mukhya mantri (Adityanath) should engage a math teacher," the SP president said, referring to the chief minister's "80 vs 20" remarks. Adityanath had recently said that in the Uttar Pradesh elections, while 80 per cent supporters will be on one side, 20 per cent will be on the other, which many thought was alluding to the 20 per cent Muslim population in the state.

Yadav also pooh-poohed the BJP's claim of winning three-fourth seats in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, saying, "they meant they will win three or four seats." .

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first published:January 14, 2022, 16:19 IST