Subramanian Swamy predicts Adityanath to repeat 2017 in UP polls, but warns against credit thieves within BJP


BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has predicted a landslide win in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The outspoken BJP MP, however, warned against those within the Hindutva party on grabbing credits for this projected win.

Swamy wrote, “In my recent visit to Mathura areas some VHS members from other areas spoke to me about their projections for 2022 UP elections. VHS estimate is that Yogi Adityanath will lead BJP to as large a victory as in 2017, i.e., 300+-. But beware of those who will try to grab the credit.”

Uttar Pradesh goes to polls in February-March next year with campaign gainng momentum in the state.

A recent poll survey by ABP-CVoter had said that the BJP was set to return to power albeit with a reduced majority. According to the survey, the BJP was expected to win 212-224 seats in the 403-seat UP assembly.

The Samajwadi Party, according to the survey, was expected to win up to 163 seats. The poll survey gave Mayawati’s BSP 16 seats, while the Congress is expected to win up to six seats.

In terms of vote share, the BJP is expected to win more than 40% vote share, while the Samajwadi Party may register a rise of 10% vote share from 23.6% in 2017. As for the BSP and the Congress, the survey said that Mayawati’s party was likely to lose 9% vote share to 13.2%, while the grand old party of India may experience a marginal rise of 1% to its vote share. The Congress had won 6.3% vote share in 2017.