After seeing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stand for assembly elections 2022 from Gorakhpur constituency, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has also decided to give his name for this year’s election, but the constituency is yet to be decided. After hearing the news about CM Yogi’s name in the candidate list, Akhilesh said that if Samajwadi Party will want me to stand for the elections, then I would be happy to. And this decision of Akhilesh Yadav has led BJP to take shots at SP. BJP official Mosin Raza said that Akhilesh is not fighting these elections for his happiness, but because of Party’s pressure. He also said that the Samajwadi Party might have raised a lot of questions on why he was not taking part in the elections. He said that he is a backdoor player, and will try to win these elections from behind rather than standing in the front, like BJP workers.
Currently, Akhilesh is a MP from Azamgarh constituency. He first won his Lok Sabha elections in 2002, from Kannauj constituency. Then again he won the same elections in 2004 and 2009. He became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2012, after resigning from his Kannauj MP seat. After being the CM of UP, he became the member of the Legislative council.