Mathura: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday took a jibe at Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary after the latter announced that he would not cast his vote owing to an election rally. The information was given by Jayant Chaudhary’s office.
The BJP’s in-charge of National Information and Technology Department Amit Malviya took to Twitter to take potshots at Chaudhary. “How responsible is it for Jayant Chaudhary to not go out and vote because he has an election rally? What message is he sending? Has he already abandoned the idea of winning? Why should people come out and even consider the RLD when he isn’t serious about casting his vote?”
Chaudhary is a voter of the Mathura region. The first phase of voting in 58 constituencies across 11 districts commenced in Uttar Pradesh today, February 10.
Incidentally, while he would be bunking voting himself, Chaudhary had earlier in the day appealed to people to “step out of your houses and utilize your right to vote”.
“I request each and every one of you to step out of your houses and utilize your right to vote. Elect a government that cares about you. Please also inspire the people around you to do the same,” he said.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Choudhary are to hold a joint election rally at Numaish Maidan in Bijnore of Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier in the day, Mr Chaudhary appealed to people to come out in large numbers to cast their votes to elect a government to fulfil their aspirations.
Voting for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022 began on Thursday at 7:00 am.
Mostly the Jat-dominant belt of western Uttar Pradesh has gont to vote todaya cross Shamli, Meerut, Hapur, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Agra, Gautam Buddha Nagar, and Mathura.
first published:Feb. 10, 2022, 11:52 a.m.