New Delhi, Mar 15: The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa while asking him to show some self-respect and stop bowing to an outsider (Yogi Adityanath) who can’t even win his own seat (Gorakhpur). The post came a few hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was defeated by Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) in the Uttar Pradesh bye-elections 2018. (Also Read: In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Bypolls, is There a Message For The BJP?)
In a tweet, the Karnataka Congress on posted an image in which Yeddyurappa can be seen bowing down to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
SP candidates Praveen Nishad won against BJP’s Upendra Shukla and Congress’s Surhita Chatterjee Karim from Gorakhpur. On the other hand, BJP candidate Kaushalendra Singh Patel was defeated by SP’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel from Phulpur.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had described the by-elections results as unexpected. He said that the BJP will review what went wrong in the elections. Adityanath admitted that BJP’s overconfidence resulted in the loss.
On the other hand, addressing a press conference, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said, “Jo sarkaar janta ko dukh deti hai, janta usko sahi jawaab deti hai. Acche din toh aaye nahi, janta ek ho gayi aur BJP ke bure din laane ka kaam kiya (People give a strong reply to the government which makes them suffer. Good days never came but, the people united and brought bad days for the BJP).”
“If this is the anger of people in areas of CM & Deputy CM, you can imagine the anger of the people of the rest of the country,” he added.
Elections on Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the seats on being elected to UP Legislative Council.