Farewell 2021: Assembly elections are set to be held in Uttar Pradesh early next year, where the challenge for the BJP will be to repeat the spectacular performance of 2017. In 2021, the Yogi Adityanath government was continuously targeted by the opposition by floating dead bodies in the Ganges, killing four farmers by crushing them with a vehicle at Lakhimpur Kheri and committing crime.
However, the double-engine government is heading towards the 2022 Assembly elections with an expressway, metro rail network and most importantly the Kashi Bishwanath Corridor project.
During the second wave of the epidemic, the state government hospital faced problems like lack of oxygen and beds. During this time, images of bodies floating in the Ganges, tin sheets to block the cremation scene in Lucknow, long queues at the crematorium and mismanagement of the hospital became a nuisance for the government as well as the Indian and foreign media. The title was.
Bodies were found floating in the Ganges in Balia and Gazipur districts. Local residents believed the bodies belonged to Kovid-19 victims. Residents of Hamirpur district also saw some bodies floating in the river Jamuna. News of the bodies buried in the sand on the banks of the Ganges in Prayagraj was published in the media and pictures of them were also shown to the news channels.
While the corona virus situation seems to be improving, the farmers’ movement against the three central agricultural laws in Uttar Pradesh has intensified. In Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3, four farmers were killed in a car crash and four more were killed in the ensuing violence. The wires of the car that crushed the farmers were allegedly attached to Ashish, son of Union Home Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra. Twelve others, including Ashish Mishra, were arrested in the case. The issue is also echoed in Parliament.
After this incident, the political leaders started competing to show solidarity with the farmers. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi was on her way to Lakhimpur in the dark of night but was stopped near Sitapur. Priyanka was kept under house arrest at PAC Guest House for 48 hours and it brought life to the party organization. News of Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s clash with journalists at the end of the year also made headlines.
A month before the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, a Kanpur businessman was allegedly killed by police in Gorakhpur, the original district of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, but the government responded to the demands of the deceased family.
The state government is in the process of inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of the development project ahead of the Assembly elections early next year. Recently, projects like the Rs 700 crore Kashi Bishwanath Corridor in Varanasi, 341 km long Eastern Expressway, several medical colleges, 594 km long six lane Ganga Expressway have been inaugurated or the Prime Minister has laid their foundation stone. Minister.
The BJP also started a war of words with the Samajwadi Party (SP) to take credit for these projects. SP president Akhilesh Yadav claimed that most of the schemes were started during his tenure. BJP and SP are increasing their alliance in the fight for votes. While the ruling BJP is with its old allies, the SP is moving ahead with the strategy of joining hands with smaller parties.
Akhilesh Yadav has also recently developed a relationship with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav, who formed his own political party – the Progressive Socialist Party – on the last day of the previous SP government.
The state has also witnessed three-tier panchayat elections amid the epidemic. According to government compensation figures, about 2,000 government employees, many of them school teachers, lost their lives in April-May while on election duty. In May, at least 40 people died in Aligarh after consuming fake liquor.