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‘Mela Hobey’: Wave Of Defections From The BJP Beckons Return Of Mandal Politics In UP?

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With polls due subsequent month, the Bharatiya Janata Birthday party (BJP) looks to be headed for stormy weather. Forward of the excessive-stakes polls, while the farmers from the west-Uttar Pradesh had been yet to heat up to the occasion, the unexpected exodus of non-Yadav Different Backward Class (OBC) leaders has triggered a stampede within the saffron occasion, indicating Mandal revival, a politics which revolves around caste identity and reservation advantages.

As many as three Cupboard ministers and eight legislators have resigned from the saffron occasion within the last 48 hours, accusing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Cupboard of apathetic attitude towards Dalits, backwards, farmers, unemployed childhood and the merchants.

All these deserters are quandary to affix the significant Opposition occasion, the Samajwadi Birthday party (SP). These leaders are acknowledged to revel in clout amongst their non-Yadav OBC castes, which played a vital role in guaranteeing the BJP’s thumping victory within the 2017 assembly and 2019 Lok Sabha polls. But the sizzling departures have dealt a blow to in every other case lustrous pollprospects of the occasion no matter the anti-incumbency wave in western Uttar Pradesh following the farmers’ uprising.

A day after Swami Prasad Maurya, who holds sway in at the least 30 assembly constituencies in eastern Uttar Pradesh, stop the Cupboard and the BJP alongwith four occasion MLAs, Dara Singh Chauhan, one other minister and BJP’s MLA, adopted in his footsteps. Even when senior BJP leaders like Keshav Prasad Maurya publically requested them to reassess their resolution, on January 13, Thursday, the exits persevered.

Third minister within the Adityanath cabinet and a four-time MLA from Nakud in Saharanpur, Daharam Singh Saini, dramatically stop the Cupboard and the occasion today time. Interestingly, about 24 hours ago, Saini, who’s a key OBC chief, had denied that he was once about to prevent the occasion.Moreover Saini, two extra occasion MLAs, Mukesh Verma and Bala Prasad Awasthi resigned from the main membership on Thursday. Digvijay NarayanChaubey aka Jai Chaubey, BJP MLA from Khalilabad seat in Sant Kabir Nagar, can even be anticipated to swap over to the SP.

Real like 2014 and 2017 polls, the BJP has been leaving no stone unturned to carry out the handiest spend of the opportunities obtainable for polarisation. Even when it has been counting on rhetoric uttered as dog whistles, the caste arthematics appear to have upstaged the Kamandal politics, it looks aggravating the total pollplans of the ruling occasion.

The BJP had won 303 seats within the 403 seat Uttar Pradesh assembly within the 2017 polls. But it’s struggling to copy 2017 performance this time with Ayodhya-Kashi-Mathura as its core agenda and the media blitz around seemingly unconvincing “Vikas”or fashion claims. Unless impartial nowadays, the Uttar Pradesh BJP was once claiming to consume 325 seats within the following train assembly elections.

While Akhilesh Yadav, dilapidated Chief Minister and SP chief, is believed to revel within the toughen of Yadavs and Muslims. This time, he has critically been consolidating non-Yadav OBC vote monetary institution as effectively. Not like last train assembly elections, as a change of forging an alliance with the Congress, SP has been stitching up coalitions with smaller non-Yadav caste essentially based events. He has even mended fences with estranged uncle, Shivpal Yadav.

On Sunday, in step with a query raised at a media conclave, whether or now not Brahmins would vote for the BJP, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had resorted to the communal card to counter the caste arithmetic.

Subtly hinting at the demographic composition, Adityanath acknowledged, “Yeh ladai u.s. bahut agay ja chukihai. Yeh ladai assi banam bees ki ho chuki hain — This war has already moved ahead. This fight has change into 80 Vs. 20.” He also termed the 20 per cent as “anti-Hindu”.

Incidentally, 80 per cent and 20 per cent roughly translate tothe inhabitants of Hindu and Muslim communities in Uttar Pradesh.

On the different, Akhilesh Yadav looks to have taken a cue from illustrious Bahujan chief Kanshiram’s e book by bringing all OBCs and SCs together in his pollapproach. This convergance accounts for a staggering 85 per cent of the voters in Uttar Pradesh. Thus he’s making the electoral war a sure 85 Vs 15 bipolar contest, per political observers.

With the slogan, “Raj tilak ki karo tyari aa rahen hai bhagwadhari” (prepare for the coronation as the ‘man in saffron’ is drawing advance) the digital election marketing campaign projecting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was once kicked off two days ago.

As many varied fence-sitters within the BJP are acknowledged to be on the most effective likely method out, Akhilesh Yadav feeble the hashtag “Mela Hobey”, a catchphrase inspired from the Trinamool Congress’s wildly a success slogan “Khela Hobey (game on)” for the period of impartial nowadays held West Bengal assembly elections. Sharing the image of a defector, Dharam Singh Saini, with him, Yadav tweeted on Thursday, “The entry of one other warrior within the fight for social justice has strengthened the positive and revolutionary ideology of an inclusive Samajwadi Birthday party.”

Amid soaring political tempers, Om Prakash Rajbhar, one other OBC chief and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Birthday party chief, has also reached out to the SP. On the sizzling defections from the BJP, he has claimed that over half of a dozen BJP cabinet ministers are going to jump the ship and be half of the SP soon.

“Here’s comely a movie trailer,” acknowledged Rajbhar. “The train BJP government is a government of the Thakurs. When there had been 6 Yadav DMs within the UP, the BJP would cry sinful that it’s a government of the Yadavs. It is a long way a government of the goons. Right this moment time, there are 21 Thakur DMs in UP…,” acknowledged Rajbhar, including, “Mafia and the criminals don’t have any caste. But what is taking place as of now is that appropriate actions are being taken in opposition to Hari Shankar Tiwari, Vijay Mishra, Brijesh Mishra, Khushi Dubey, because they’re Brahmins…On the many facet, a wished Thakur prison has been playing cricket for the past ten months and brazenly campaigning for the occasion however no motion is being taken in opposition to him. He has police circumstances registered in opposition to him in almost every district…”

In the a similar breath, Rajbhar held the train BJP leaders like Keshav Prasad Maurya and Swatantra Dev to blame for the denial of the reservation advantages to the federal government job aspirants from the OBC community.

As per the agenda, balloting for Uttar Pradesh polls will doubtless be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. And the outcomes will doubtless be declared on March 10, coinciding with vote-counting along with four varied ballot-sure states – Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

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