The perfume city of Kannauj is an old and strong stronghold of the Samajwadi Party. Once the biggest face of socialism Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia was the MP from this seat, then Mulayam Singh Yadav, a resident of Saifai in Etawah, also campaigned for his revolution by driving a revolution in Kannauj located in his neighborhood. Rooted. Although the fort of the Samajwadi Party collapsed in the Modi wave, but still the socialists have not weakened from here. In such a situation, let us tell you about Kannauj and its political history.
Kannauj is a district adjacent to Etawah, which was earlier a part of Farrukhabad, located about a hundred and fifty kilometers away from Lucknow, the capital of UP. In the 90s, Kannauj was made a separate district. Although the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat was formed only in 1967. When Lohia landed in the election of 67 as a candidate of the United Socialist Party, people took him to the Parliament. After this, in the 90s, Mulayam Singh Yadav increased his influence in this district and himself was also an MP from here. After Mulayam, Akhilesh Yadav and then twice Dimple Yadav was MP from Kannauj seat.
Dimple Yadav, wife of SP President Akhilesh Yadav, was preparing to put a hat-trick of victory in 2019, but in the Modi wave, BJP candidate Subrata Pathak defeated Dimple and reached Parliament. Dimple does not see much active in politics after losing the election, but Akhilesh Yadav always remembers his old stronghold. Even when Akhilesh was taking out the Rath Yatra for the 2022 elections, he chose Kannauj on 29 September. In such a situation, he may have lost an election but Akhilesh does not want to leave Kannauj under any circumstances.
Kannauj’s senior journalist Arun Tiwari says that due to the active political role of Lohia to Mulayam and Akhilesh, Kannauj has always been considered a stronghold of socialism. In 67, Lohia became an MP from here. Apart from Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav was MP twice and Dimple Yadav was MP only twice. Arun Tiwari believes that the BJP may have won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but it still seems that the Samajwadi Party is strong in Kannauj. Arun Tiwari, who lives in Kannauj, knows Piyush Jain and Pampi Jain properly. They claim that Piyush Jain is purely a businessman, while Pumpi Jain, who helped Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh with money, joined the SP and became an MLC when he entered politics. In such a situation, the political claims being made about Piyush Jain are not correct.
After businessman Piyush Jain, Kannauj is in discussion all over the country since the raids of Pampi Jain and Malik Mian. Pumpy Jain’s name sprang up after Piyush Jain got Rs 196 crore cash and 23 kg gold. It was said that the raid took place near Piyush Jain of SP. Whereas the truth was that Piyush Jain had nothing to do with SP. Last evening itself, Akhilesh Yadav announced to come to Kannauj to present his side in Piyush Jain case and hold a press conference, then this morning income tax raids took place at Pampi Jain’s place. Now Akhilesh Yadav has taken a direct target of BJP. It has to be seen what the outcome of this raid will be, whether the BJP takes away the political advantage or whether Akhilesh is successful in making his inroads in his old stronghold.