‘Bhojpuri’ movie star Dinesh Lal Yadav alias Nirahua could be difficult Samajwadi Occasion (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat.
Nirahua, who had joined the BJP just a few days again, was on Wednesday nominated by the saffron celebration from Azamgarh.
Nirahua, who had acted in dozens of ‘Bhojpuri’ movies and loved large recognition, particularly among the many youths in jap UP and the bordering districts in Bihar, had campaigned for the SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav in Azamgarh in 2014 LS polls. Mulayam had contested from Azamgarh then.
”Nirahua has an enormous fan following in jap UP….his presence within the fray can even increase our possibilities on the close by LS seats as effectively…as he hails from the identical caste to which Akhilesh belongs, we count on him to make a dent into the SP’s Yadav vote financial institution additionally,” mentioned a senior UP BJP chief whereas talking to Deccan Herald right here.
SP leaders, nonetheless, sought to make mild of Nirahua’s nomination. ”He could also be a well-liked actor however he’s not a match to Akhilesh, who has an even bigger stature… Nirahua might draw crowds however not votes,” mentioned SP spokesman Uadaiveer Singh.
In 2014 LS polls, Mulayam had scraped by way of in Azamgarh by 60 thousand votes in a triangular contest. Azamgarh is taken into account to be a safer seat given the truth that it has a large variety of the citizens from ‘Yadav’, Muslim and SC communities and this time SP and BSP have an electoral alliance.
In 2014 the SP and BSP had collectively polled greater than six lakh votes. The BJP nominee had polled solely 2.77 lakh votes then.