A photograph of Samajwadi Get together veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav with Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of the BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has stirred a brand new row in the midst of the Uttar Pradesh election marketing campaign.
Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mohan Bhagwat met on Monday on the wedding ceremony reception in Delhi of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s granddaughter. It occurred to be two days after tax raids concentrating on the aides of Samajwadi Get together chief Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh’s son.
Mulayam Singh and the RSS chief had been seen sitting collectively in a photograph tweeted by Union Minister Arjun Meghwal, who had sought Mohan Bhagwat’s blessings on his birthday.
Hours later, the Congress shot off a tweet taking purpose on the Samajwadi Get together.
“Is the S within the ‘new SP’ meant to be Sanghawad,” the Uttar Pradesh Congress sneered in its publish in Hindi.
“नई सपा” में ‘स’ का मतलब ‘संघवाद’ है?
— UP Congress (@INCUttarPradesh) December 20, 2021
Then got here a publish from the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
“An image says so much,” mentioned the publish, additionally in Hindi.
तस्वीर बहुत कुछ बोलती है।
— BJP Uttar Pradesh (@BJP4UP) December 21, 2021
Although the reception featured many huge visitors, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, that one picture drew a lot traction within the midst of the high-voltage marketing campaign for the UP election early subsequent yr.
Because the state’s ruling BJP campaigns to retain energy, it faces a troublesome problem this time from Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav. Allegations have been flying between the 2 sides.
Stung by the Congress tweet, a livid Samajwadi Get together didn’t maintain again.
“The Congress has put up a photograph from an occasion the place leaders of its ally NCP (Nationalist Congress Get together) additionally sought Netaji’s (Mulayam Singh) blessing. What does the Congress must say to this?” the Samajwadi Get together replied on the Congress tweet.
Simply two days earlier than the Mulayam Singh-RSS assembly, Akhilesh Yadav’s aide and high Samajwadi leaders had been raided by Earnings Tax officers, which prompted a pointy response from the previous Chief Minister.
“I’ve mentioned this repeatedly that as elections strategy, all this begins occurring. Abhi toh Earnings Tax division aaya hai, Enforcement Directorate aayega, CBI aayega (Proper now, now the tax division has come… the Enforcement Directorate will come, CBI will come) however the cycle (the Samajwadi Get together’s ballot image) is not going to cease… we are going to proceed on the similar tempo … the BJP might be worn out of UP,” Akhilesh Yadav informed reporters.