A piquant situation is unfolding at Bisauli seat of Budaun where the Rashtriya Parivartan Dal (RPD) candidate Urmilesh Yadav is contesting Vidhan Sabha election.
Urmilesh Yadav happens to be the mother of Vikas Yadav-the prime accused in the Nitish Katara murder case. If reports emanating from Bisauli were to be believed Urmilesh Yadav is making attempts to strike an emotional chord with the electorate going to voters as a harassed mother who wants to save her son-Vikas Yadav.
“Vikas Yadav Ka Arman, Unki Maa Ka Karo Samman” (Vikas Yadav aspires to get respect and honour to her mother) is the new slogan that has been coined to garner votes for Urmilesh Yadav. So far Urmilesh Yadav has been able to put across her point well with the voters and she is being considered as a frontrunner for the seat.
A resident of Bisauli talking to this correspondent on telephone said he had come across advertisement of Urmilesh Yadav in the local newspapers seeking votes in the name of Vikas Yadav. “Often she gets emotional and bursts into tears while referring name of her son to voters,” he said adding that the Nitish Katara’s murder this is becoming a big election issue on this Vidhan Sabha seat.
There are 10 candidates in fray from Bisauli seat. Others in the fray include the Samajwadi Party candidate Yogendra Kumar Garg alias Kunnu Babu who is seeking re-election from the seat. The Congress has fielded Shakuntala Moriya while BSP has fielded Lokendra Sharma. The BJP has made Prem Swaroop Pathak its candidate from the seat.
Significantly Urmilesh’ husband DP Yadav and the RPD chief is also a candidate from the Sahaswan Vidhan Sabha seat. Besides Bisauli and Sahaswan another seat of the Budaun –Gunnaur is already in focus as Chief Minister is contesting election from there.