Opposition parties, Congress, Communists, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Aam Admi Party and all matchstick single leader family owned parties, unanimously stage their usual mimics of self created issues, such as Dalits, Cows / beef, and many new inventions of new dramas,
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
1. Elections in the states are near,
2. Opposition parties, Congress, Communists, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Aam Admi Party and all matchstick single leader family owned parties, unanimously stage their usual mimics of self created issues, such as Dalits, Cows / beef, and many new inventions of new dramas,
3. To pin-down BJP, Rahul, Mayavati, Kejariwal, Mulayam, and all stupid sundry outdated leaders, stage havoc in both Loka/Rajya sabha, totally undemocratic,
4. Rahul, Mayavati, Kejariwal, totally mad, and have full cry to stop the government's progressive plans.
5. Suffocating, the whole opposition, unrealistic accusation on the centre where the incidents are man-made ( oppostion created ) in various state governments.
6. People must realise the truth, and defeat these demons from public life, to the ground-level.
Sub : Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections: How the big four are gearing up for the crucial polls :
Ref : Media reports. The Indian Express
With barely a few months left for the crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP-led NDA and its chief opposition Congress seemed to have taken a lead over state parties Samajwadi Party and Bahujang Samajwadi Party in poll preparations. The BJP appears to have already kickstarted their campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national president Amit Shah holding events in the state.
Amit Shah has begun touring the state by meeting booth presidents’ from Kanpur (of Kanpur-Bundelkhand region) on June 4, followed by Kasganj (Braj), Meerut (Paschim), Barabanki (Awadh), Basti (Gorakhpur) and Jaunpur (Kashi). Shah also addressed a Dalits convention in Lucknow on June 4, a Jan Swabhiman rally in Varanasi on July 2 and ‘Ati dalit-ati-pichda mahapanchayat’ (extreme Dalit-most backward meet) in Mau on July 9.
Shah, at these events, targeted Congress (UPA) and BSP for being corrupt when they were in office, and the SP on the ‘failing’ law and order situation in the state. He also blamed the SP for the alleged ‘exodus’ of Hindus from Kairana and the recent violence in Mathura that left 24 dead. Shah announced that if voted to power, the BJP would act strongly against the ‘land-grabbing mafia’ in UP.
With a focus on backward caste voters, Shah also announced alliance with OBC-backed Apna Dal and Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) for the 2017 polls.
Earlier, Shah had addressed the Sardar Patel Kisan Mahasammelan in OBC dominated Jhunsi area of Allahabad on May 31, after having lunch with backward castes and Dalits at the residence of an OBC party worker in Varanasi.
With an eye on UP polls, the party held its national executive meet in Allahabad on June 12-13, where all the top party leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, stayed for two days. The BJP concluded the meet with a grand show of strength at the ‘parivartan rally’, where they appealed to the people to break the sequence of ‘SP-BSP-SP-BSP’ governments and vote them to power in 2017.
Modi launched the ambitious Pradan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana from Ballia district of Eastern UP on May 1. To mark completion of two-years of his government, PM addressed a rally on May 26 in Saharanpur, which falls in communally sensitive western UP.
On July 22, Modi will be in Gorakhpur to unveil the statue of former head priest of the Gorakhnath temple, Mahant Avaidyanath and lay foundation stones for re-opening a fertilizer factory and a new AIIMS.
To make the pre-poll campaign more aggressive, BJP has planned to take out four yatras from different places in the state. The finer details of these yatras will be decided at the state executive meet scheduled in Jhansi on July 16 and 17, which Shah is expected to preside.
The party also announced its new 40-member state team where the majority of the members are under 50 years of age. The team comprises of 13 leaders from communally sensitive western UP and 10 from Eastern UP, including four from Prime Minister’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.
Keeping the caste equations in mind, the team has accommodated Brahmins, Thakur, Vaishya, OBC and Dalits.
2. Bahujan Samaj Party
BSP was the first political party that started preparations for the 2017 assembly elections by declaring its candidates as early as 2015. It was in a strong position against the SP and BJP until the roles were reversed with the exit of the party’s OBC face Swami Prasad Maurya and Dalit leader RK Chaudhary. Both accused Mayawati of ‘auctioning’ party tickets for assembly polls and their exit was followed by Ravindra Nath Tripathi and Paramdev Yadav.
In a damage control exercise, the BSP has selected five of its leaders, all from different backward castes for leading the party’s outreach campaign in their respective caste groups. The five leaders are former MLCs R S Kushwaha, Pratap Singh Baghel, Virendra Singh Chauhan, former MP R K Singh and MLC Suresh Kashyap.
Kushwaha has been tasked with reaching out to Kushwaha-Maurya and related caste groups in central and eastern UP while Baghel will mobilise Gaderiya-Pal-Baghel community in Agra and Aligarh divisions.
Chauhan will work to mobilise the OBC Lonia-Chauhan caste in eastern UP, Patel has been asked to contact Kurmis in Bundelkhand while Kashyap will woo the Kashyap-Nishad caste group. Mayawati has deputed general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui to woo Muslim voters by targetting western and eastern parts of UP.
As a replacement for Maurya, Mayawati picked four-time MLA from Bundelkhand Gaya Charan Dinkar — a Dalit — as Leader of Opposition in UP Assembly. Also in the recent Rajya Sabha polls, she selected another community leader, Ashok Sidharth, while picking her party’s national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, a Brahmin, as the second nominee.
However, another cause of worry for Mayawati is ticket distribution. She had declared candidates for more than 300 seats in the past one year, but repeatedly change of nominees is likely to cause more friction within the party.
Mayawati has also directed party nominees and prospective candidates to visit Dalit bastis and also asked leaders to revive BAMCEF (Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation) — a shadow organisation of Dalit government employees, to counter BJP and Congress’ efforts to reach out to the community.
Mayawati has also asked party leaders to attract various castes in the 85 reserved seats of the state, which have the largest Dalit population and where BSP had often failed to perform, owing to lack of support from non-Dalit groups. Out of the 85 reserved constituencies, BSP had won only 15 in 2012 Assembly elections. While SP had won 58, Congress followed with four, BJP three, RLD three and independents two.
Congress’ top two leaders — AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi — are Lok Sabha members from UP and both have limited their presence in the state to their respective constituencies, Rae Bareli and Amethi, in past two years. After appointing Ghulam Nabi Azad as in-charge of UP, the party has picked actor-turned politician Raj Babbar as the new state chief and appointed four leaders as senior vice-presidents. The second rung in UP include former MP Rajesh Mishra (Brahmin) from Varanasi, OBC leader Raja Ram Pal, Scheduled Caste leader Bhagwati Prasad Chaudhary and controversial Muslim leader of western UP Imran Masood.
Sources said that the party has been searching for a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader in UP Assembly along with a leader to head party’s campaign committee for 2017 Assembly polls. While the party has hired poll strategist Prashant Kishor who has been working in the state from almost four months, sources said that Congress has decided to bring Priyanka Gandhi Vadra out of the ‘family pocket borough’– Amethi and Rae Bareli– for campaigning in other parts of the state. The party is also planning to hold public meetings in Lucknow and Allahabad, including one that will be the biggest political event of the party in the history of UP.
Presently, the party is collecting information about issues prevailing in districts and seats that are winnable.
4. Samajwadi Party
With Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the helm, the SP is turning out to be the least active of the four big parties preparing for assembly polls. The party began its poll preparations on March 24 by releasing a list of 142 candidates for seats where party had lost in the 2012 election. But for the past one month, SP leaders have been locked in an internal battle.
On June 21, SP’s newly appointed state in-charge Shivpal Singh Yadav announced the merger of QED, but Akhilesh, who was against the move, expressed his ‘displeasure’ by sacking minister Balram Yadav, who initiated talks with QED. On June 25, SP’s Central Parliamentary Party called off the merger and convinced CM to re-induct Balram in cabinet.
While sources said that Akhilesh does not want a pre-poll alliance, Shivpal also approached RLD Chief Ajit Singh for a tie-up. The move benefited SP as RLD MLAs voted for SP candidates in Rajya Sabha and MLC polls last month.
SP has announced that Akhilesh will soon take out Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra across the state but the dates are yet to be decided. SP has also announced to hold its national executive meet in Lucknow this month but date is yet to be finalised.
Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav recently deputed 36 MLCs to conduct a secret survey in all 403 Assembly constituencies and produce a report of winning prospects of the party’s candidates. He has also asked MLCs and Zilla Panchayat chairpersons to take responsibility of at least one assembly segment and ensure that the party candidates win in 2017.
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