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Have knocked out BJP in first round of LS polls itself, claims SP chief Akhilesh

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(SP) and former UP Yadav on Thursday claimed to have knocked out the BJP in the first round of polls itself.

"We have knocked out BJP in the first round of polls itself. People are voting heavily in favour of the grand-alliance and we are expecting even larger support for the grand-alliance in the second phase," the said.

Accusing BJP of spreading hatred in the society, the former said, "We want to stop the BJP because they spread hatred in the society. We are going to snatch the post from "Chowkidar" in this election."

Yadav also accused of snatching the rights of backward classes.

The former also termed Yogi Adityanath as "Baba Chief Minister" of the state.

"says we have improved the through encounters," said while asserting that killing of was wrong.

The former Chief Minister further said that the grand-alliance wanted to give a new to the country.

"This grand-alliance will bring grand-change," he said.

"We have the votes. They (BJP) have notes (cash). So, make those who have votes win," the former Chief Minister said.

As the former Chief Minister finished his speech, the crowd created a ruckus at the venue. Police resorted to mild lathi-charge to control the crowd which injured a

Condemning the entire incident, Akhilesh said, "Proper security arrangements were not put in place for us while there is so much security for the If proper police force would have been deployed, then this would not have happened."

The elections for the 80 seats of are scheduled to be conducted in all seven phases beginning April 11. The results will be announced on May 23.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 22:08 IST