I don’t eat Tunday Kebab but my PDA better than NDA: Akhilesh Yadav

I don’t eat Tunday Kebab but my PDA better than NDA: Akhilesh Yadav

| Updated: 15 May, 2024 3:50 pm IST
Akhilesh Yadav With Rohan Dua from The New Indian
Samajwadi Chief Akhilesh Yadav spoke with Rohan Dua from The New Indian (TNI photo by Tejasvi Pandey)

The fourth phase of the election was completed in India on May 13  with 58.09% voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh. Former Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav visited Samajwadi Party headquarters in Saifai on May 14, a day after the polls.

In an exclusive conversation with Rohan Dua,  Executive Editor of The New Indian, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tells about what he likes to eat and where he would like to go for holidays.

Akhilesh Yadav is a candidate from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat and he says that he is confident of his win. The Samajwadi Party has dominated the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat, holding it for five consecutive terms from 1998 to 2019. However, In the 2019 general elections, Subrat Pathak emerged victorious in Kannauj, defeating Dimple Yadav by a margin of 12,353 votes. This victory marked the end of the Samajwadi Party’s seven consecutive undefeated election battles in the constituency.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav standing with Rohan Dua
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav have an exclusive conversation with The New Indian

Excerpts from the interview:

Rohan Dua: If you had to choose between Chappan Bhog and Tunde Kabab, which one would you pick?

Akhilesh Yadav: I am a vegetarian.

Rohan Dua: Going to the riverfront or going on vacation with your family Tina, Aditi, and Arjun, which one would you choose?

Akhilesh Yadav: It depends on when I will have a chance to go on holiday.

Rohan Dua: Your wife is again contesting from the Mainpuri seat, continuing your father’s legacy. You must be proud of her for taking on this responsibility.

Akhilesh Yadav: We all have to work together and carry on this legacy of socialism.

Rohan Dua: Your vote share has increased since 2017. Do you believe it will rise again?

Akhilesh Yadav: The vote share and the number of seats would both increase.  And the extraordinary fight that the PDA family is fighting with NDA will matter a lot.

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