New Delhi: Preparing himself for the upcoming state assembly elections, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said a palm reader had recently told him that he will win 350 of the 403 seats in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. He also stated that if voted to power, his government will hold a caste-wise census in the state. Also Read - ‘Withdraw my Security Cover,’ Akhilesh Yadav Tells BJP After Facing Threat to Life
“While going to Delhi on a flight, a person saw my palms and told me that if I work hard, I will form the next government by winning 350 seats,” Akhilesh said, adding, “I have decided that we will win one seat more than 350. Together we will win 351 seats in the 2022 Assembly elections.” Also Read - 'Facing Threat From a BJP Leader,' Claims Akhilesh Yadav After Youth Interrupts His Speech at Rally
Slamming the BJP, he said that if the saffron party can win 300 seats in the state by spreading lies, the Samajwadi Party can win 351 seats by working honestly in the state.
“If the BJP can spread lies and win 300 seats, then we through our honest hard work can win 351 seats. We will definitely achieve this,” he said.
The Samajwadi Party had won 47 seats with 21.8 per cent votes in the 2017 Assembly polls, the BJP-led NDA won 325 seats with 48.7 per cent votes, and the Bahujan Samaj Party won 19 seats with 22.2 per cent votes.
Saying that if the Centre does not go for the caste-wise census in the state, he said his party will conduct it in Uttar Pradesh after winning the 2022 Assembly polls.
“What is the reason that they (BJP) are not going for the caste-wise census. A number of problems in society will be resolved if it is done… We will devise a way so that every community is allotted resources according to its population size,” he said.