Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party chief who won the Karhal assembly seat, was recognized as the Leader of the Opposition Party formally in the State Assembly on the 26th of March.
Formal Press Statement
A formal press statement issued by the Vidhan Sabha UP Principal Secretary Pradeep Kumar Dubey said “Akhilesh Yadav who is famous for being a member of the UP Legislative Assembly is also the leader of Samajwadi Legislature Party. He has been given the position of the Leader of the Opposition in the UP Legislative Assembly that will start from this year, March 26.”
The Leader of Opposition
Akhilesh Yadav presided over a meeting of the newly-elected Samajwadi Party MLAs and said that as the Leader of Oppression in the UP Assembly he will make sure he does everything to expose the falsehoods that the Yogi Government 2.0 floats on the floors of the assembly as well as outside of it. After being elected as the leader by the SP MLAs, Akhilesh Yadav asked all the MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings actively and with full preparation.
Election as the Leader
The MLAs newly elected from the Samajwadi Party gathered at the party headquarters on the 26th of March. During this meeting, MLA from Mikipur and senior party leader, Awdhesh Prasad proposed Akhilesh Yadav’s name as the opposition party, Samajwadi Party MLAs leader. MLA who comes from Nizamabad, popular known as Alam Badi, another senior party leader seconded this proposal, as did the other members as the proposal was unanimously agreed upon.
Following this, the MLA from Katehari and a senior leader proposed his name as the Samajwadi Legislature Party leader. This took place in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. This proposal was seconded by the party’s National Secretary and Former Minister, Rajendra Chaudhary along with all the other members as it was unanimously agreed upon as well.
Focus on the Opposition
The Samajwadi Party leader, Lalji Verma said in an exclusive interview that Akhilesh Yadav was wanted as the leader of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly by the party. He also considered the fact that Akhilesh Yadav has resigned from his Lok Sabha membership to retain his seat at the Uttar Pradesh Assembly properly.
This resignation from the Lok Sabha goes to show that Akhilesh Yadav is set on doing big things as the leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Akhilesh Yadav approached the Lok Sabha speaker, Om Birla in his office on Tuesday and resigned from his Lok Sabha membership. The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, was elected from Azamgarh constituency to the Lok Sabha in 2019.
Akhilesh Yadav defeated BJP’s SP Singh Baghel by more than 60,000 votes in Karhal during the UP-Assembly election to become the MLA from the constituency.
The Samajwadi Party lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party as it won only 111 votes whereas the BJP won 255 seats, and retained its power in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party continues to be the second-largest party in Uttar Pradesh and now has Akhilesh Yadav as the leader of the opposition who is set to focus on UP politics in a big way.