Yogi was addressing the party’s first day-long state executive after the Assembly polls.
Even Apna Dal (K) leader Pallavi Patel, who had contested the assembly election on SP symbol from Sirathu defeating BJP’s Keshav Maurya, did not make it to the meeting.
The Bhumihars have significant presence in 12-15 out of the 54 seats of nine districts going to polls on Monday.
The electorate minces no words in giving its fare opinion about the work and worth of the sitting lawmakers.
A large part of these UP districts have their economies directly connected to Mumbai, as thousands from these districts earn livelihood from variegated professions, businesses there.
The Apna Dal, which has been BJP's ally in the last three elections in UP, the 2014 and 2019 general elections and the 2017 assembly polls -- has announced its first Muslim candidate this time.
Abdullah, who was recently released on bail after losing his MLA berth in a fake birth certificate case, claimed innocence and said it was the handiwork of vested interests.
Khan's father Nawab Kazim Ali Khan is still in the Congress and is to fight the assembly elections from the neighbouring Rampur seat.
Considering the fact that a little vote-swing could help them corner these seats, parties have been meticulously selecting right candidates there to improve their tally.
Details about how many seats each party will contest will be announced later, their leaders said.
Details about how many seats each party will fight will be announced later.
Apna Dal (Sonelal) MLA RK Verma, who represents the Vishwanath Ganj seat of Pratapgarh, announced that he is leaving the party.
As per the sources, Anupriya Patel has demanded over a dozen seats this time -- half of them from eastern UP and the rest in the Bundelkhand region.
Apna Dal (S) national spokesperson Rajesh Patel said the decision was taken by the disciplinary committee of the party and is effective immediately.
The Apna Dal (S) had won nine seats in the 2017 assembly polls. The party has contested the three elections in alliance with the BJP.