Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party government has given priority to Azamgarh in the Rs 23,913 crore deficit budget presented by the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in assembly for 2013-14. The political analysts are viewing it as a move to make the Azamgarh’s soil fertile for SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger son, Prateek Yadav who is likely to make electoral debut from the socialist fiefdom.

Mulayam Singh Yadav had launched the poll campaign from Azamgarh during the last assembly polls and registered impressive victory by bagging 9 seats out of 10. However, Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat results have been disappointing for the socialist candidates for a long time.

Now, in a changed scenario, if Mulayam Singh Yadav fields Prateek Yadav from Azamgarh, the SP will have to treat it at par with Kannauj and Saifai. However, the SP has already declared Panchayati Raj Minister Balram Yadav as party candidate from Azamgarh.

The SP government has focused on minorities and farmers in the proposed schemes for Azamgarh in this budget.

For the first time in 2009 Lok Sabha election, the BJP won Azamgarh seat by fielding Ramakant Yadav, a close aide of Mulayam Singh Yadav.


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