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BJP fails to polarise voters, bites dust in Kairana

Lalit Shastri

New Delhi: Blasting all talk of a “still continuing Modi wave” and digging into the saffron clad UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s 2017 mandate, Tabassum Hasan, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate, has defeated Mriganka Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party to win the Kairana Parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh now ruled by the BJP.

Tabassum was supported by Congress and Samajwadi Party. She also claimed support of Bahujan Samaj Party.

BJP’s defeat in Kairana, should be an eye opener for the ruling BJP which wants to return to power at the Centre by winning the 2019 general election to Parliament.

Tabassum’s victory shows that the Muslim and Hindu votes are no longer polarised on religious lines and are now getting consolidated against the BJP.

In the backdrop is also Sanjiv Balyan a jat leader and BJP and MP from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, who held the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation portfolios, and was dropped from the Modi Council of Ministers in September 2017. In his place, Satyapal Singh, Member of Parliament from Baghpat in UP and also a representative of the Jat community, was inducted as Minister of State and given the portfolio for Human Resource Development. He has earlier served as Police Commissioner of Mumbai.

Balyan is a mass leader and his popularity can be gauged from the fact that he had won the Muzaffarnagar seat by defeating Kadir Rana of the Bahujan Samaj Party by a margin of more than four 400, 000 votes in the 2014 general election. During that election, the BJP had also managed to polarise votes between the Muslims and Hindus and as a result Balyan’s victory margin had swelled.

The jats in Uttar Pradesh that were earlier with the BJP have distanced from that party after Balyan was dropped from the Union Council of Ministers. They have not been able to digest his exit from the union ministry as it was only to make way for a former cop, who lacks a mass base.

The outcome of the election for the Kairana parliamentary seat in favour of the RLD, which is primarily a party that draws strength from the jat community shows that the electorate in UP is no longer polarised on religious lines.

When the trends were coming in for all the by-elections held across several States indicating that the BJP was on a downward slide, Union Home Minister and BJP strongman from Uttar Pradesh Rajnath Singh told media-persons in Bhopal earlier today (31 May 2018) that for his party that’s aiming for a big leap, it’s a matter of two steps backward. He borrowed this defence from Vladimir Lenin’s famous book “One step forward and two steps back”, obviously without knowing that Lenin had advocated the two steps back theory when his Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was in crisis as a result of its division into the Bolshevik (majority) and Menshevik (minority) units in 1903. The two step back was a considered policy. From the stand taken by Rajnath Singh, question arises, did the BJP opt for defeat in Kairana to take a big leap in 2019?

Left leaning Intellectuals polarising politics

A solid take on Politics

Raghvendra Das

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Mamata and those who want to defeat Narendra Modi should learn a lesson from recently concluded assembly in UP. The landslide victory of BJP can be attributed to the silent polarisation on communal and caste lines.

Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam, Akhilesh and Amar Singh during their heydays

The much touted MY ( (Muslim-Yadav)) combination of Samajwadi Party crumbled like a wall of sand. The myth of Muslims being deciding in constituencies got exploded by the silent polarisation.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh

Calling Osama bin Laden Osama ji and Zakir Naik apostle of peace could not help the Congress. Mamata hijacked the lumpen elements from the left and had spectacular victory twice against the supposedly invincible Left Front. In case these elements get polarised BJP would be gaining support in Bengal.

The so called liberal and left leaning intellectuals are unwittingly contributing to this polarisation by putting blame at the doors of BJP for any and every incident of violence. Comrades please don’t lose your credibility by going overboard on account of your hatred towards Narendra Modi. Remember the Chaiwala jibe of Funny Shankar Iyer. It did cost the Congress dearly. Try to be fair in your writing. Tell the ruling elite of India to be fair and firm in governance. No group should be allowed to take undue advantage. Otherwise you can not stop polarisation on the communal lines.

Mulayam revokes expulsion of Akhilesh Yadav

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Lucknow: It did not take long for Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to end the family feud by revoking the expulsion notice served on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav and SP  general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav today.

Less than 24 hours ago on 30 January, Mulayam had announced that  expulsion notices had been served to Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav.

State SP president Shivpal Singh Yadav made this announcement through his Twitter handle.

Earlier hectic moves were made by Bihar strongman Lalu Yadav for ending the political crisis. According to SP insiders, the biggest cementing factor that brought the father and son together again was the brute strength and massive support Akhilesh was commanding in the SP Legislature Party

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expelled from Samajwadi Party for 6 years

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav have been expelled from Samajwadi Party for six years.

This was announced by Samajwadi Party supremo and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal Yadav at a press conference this evening.

Answering a pointed query, Mulayam told reporters: “Akhilesh kya maafi mangega woh toh ladta hai, pita (father) manta hoga toh dekha jayega.”

“Maine akele hi party banaya thi; Inka kya yogdaan hain? Ram Gopal aur Akhilesh Yadav party khatam kar rahe hain” Mulayam Singh further said.

Mulayam Singh has called a meeting of all candidates he has announced for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

Ram Gopal Yadav’s instant reaction to this development was that he does not see any scope for compromise now.

Earlier, notices were served to both Akhilesh and Ram Gopal.