The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is wanting to recreate the Dalit-Brahmin chemistry for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh meeting elections. The occasion had used the identical formulation in 2007 meeting polls in which it received a majority.
With about 18-months left for UP polls, BSP’s Brahmin face, Satish Chandra Mishra has began holding conferences of Brahmins district committees to mobilise them in favour of BSP.
In the final two months, Mishra, additionally occasion’s nationwide basic secretary, has chaired conferences of 73 such committees in which a formidable variety of Brahmins participated.
“Except for a few districts of west UP, the Brahmin committee meetings of east UP, central UP and Bundelkhand regions have been concluded. The party is getting an immense response, similar to what we got in 2007 assembly elections,” stated Mishra.
He added that the conferences had been a hit regardless of the restrictions in place due to Covid-19 pointers. “Due to Covid-19, the meetings have been organized according to the government guidelines. Batches of hundred influential Brahmin community members participated in each meeting to ensure social distancing and were told to hold meetings of the community in their areas,” Mishra stated.
“I will hold meetings of the Brahmin community in all 403 assembly segments after October 15 when the central government is expected to announce fresh guidelines for political and social meetings and after which I will plan the next round of the meetings across UP,” he stated, giving a glimpse of his deliberate outreach to the influential neighborhood.
Also Read: Yogi Adityanath authorities extends laundry scheme to all Dalits
BSP can also be contesting the bypolls on all of the seven meeting seats in the state. It has additionally declared its candidates on six seats, the place Mishra is main the occasion marketing campaign. Party leaders and workplace bearers have been directed to mobilise their sources for the bypolls in which the BSP is anxious to do effectively. Of the 7 meeting seats due for bypolls, BJP held six whereas the Samajwadi Party had held one.
Also Read: UP BJP chief authorised to finalise names for bypolls
“Riding on the social engineering formula the BSP grabbed power in the 2007 assembly election. It went for pre-poll alliance with Samajwadi Party in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and due to the Dalit-Yadav combination, the party managed to secure victory on 10 seats. BSP enjoys considerable support over the Dalit voters and it’s evident from the fact that in 2014 Lok Sabha, 2017 assembly and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it polled anywhere between 21% to 19% votes,” stated AK Saxena, a political analyst.