BJP, RSS all out to retain Uttar Pradesh

Pradeep Kapoor

BJP-RSS and other organisations are working day and night to retain 71 seats won by the party in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BJP and Sangh Parivar are working to take on the alliance of SP and BSP on one hand and resurgent Congress with the arrival of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on the other.
BJP is banking on the polarisation of Hindu votes in the name of construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya before the elections. BJP RSS VHP and sants are talking about Ram temple and the latest move of central government in SC to demand 2.77 acre undisputed land in Ayodhya vback to Ram Janam Bhumi Nyas is also aimed at reviving Hindutva votes.
BJP national President Amit Shah also said in Lucknow that his party's government wanted that a big Ram temple at the original site. RSS has also appointed incharge in each Lok Sabha constituency to get the feedback at ground zero regarding the issues and performances of local MP. Their feedback and report will decide whether particular MP should be given ticket or not. Senior functionaries of RSS are touring different parts of state to interact with local leaders.
BJP has given call to achieve the target of 50 percent of total votes that is why booth level workers and incharge are given importance.  BJP national President Amit Shah also addressed meeting of booth level incharges of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Lucknow on January 31. In order to mobilise upper caste and Yogi Government has adopted 10 per cent reservation. BJP leaders and workers have been asked to publicise this decision to village level.
BJP and the members of Sangh Parivar are also working to mobilise non-Yadav backwards and non- Jatav Harjans. With the formation of SP-BSP it is assumed that powerful Yadav and jatav Communities would follow Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. BJP has utilised the services deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to mobilise support of backward communities.
During past few months there have been several meetings of members of different castes addressed by CM Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya. It would be worth mentioning here that BJP gained due to rainbow coalition of different castes and strategic alliance with Apna Dal and Om Prakash Rajbhar.
Now both the leaders Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal and Om Prakash Rajbhar who has good influence in MBC of eastern UP are threatening to quit NDA. Both the leaders are not attending important meets. They have blamed CM Yogi for not following coalition dharma.
BJP has also tried to hardshell ardh Mahakumbh at Allhabad and change of name of city to Prayag and showcase developmental work of central and state governments through exhibitions and other programs to mobilise support for the party during the  forthcoming elections.
BJP is also strengthening Pragatisheel Samajwadi Morcha of Shivpal Yadav to damage Akhilesh Yadav and his Samajwadi Party. Shivpal Yadav, who is upset with his nephew Akhilesh Yadav for neglecting his uncle, is making inroads in Yadav community and Muslims.
How far Shivpal Yadav success in his mission is yet to be seen but whatever support he gets from Yadav's and Muslims, would be loss of Samajwadi Party. (IPA)

Tuesday, 5 February, 2019