By Pradeep Kapoor
LUCKNOW: With the decline of BSP in successive elections, Congress in Uttar Pradesh is now relying on imported leaders from that social gathering to regain conventional dalit votes in 2024 Lok Sabha ballot. Main political events had been shocked when Congress excessive command introduced the title of BSP import Brijlal Khabri, a dalit from Bundelkhand as new UPCC president.
This put up was mendacity vacant since March this 12 months when AICC President Sonia Gandhi sought the resignation from Ajay Kumar Lallu after worst ever efficiency in final meeting polls when the social gathering acquired two MLAs and vote share diminished to solely two %. This time Congress has experimented with the appointment of six regional presidents holding the caste equation in thoughts for Lok Sabha polls.
Considerably out of those seven presidents, six are from BSP solely, which reveals that Congress is determined to regain conventional vote financial institution of dalits again within the social gathering fold. Senior Congress leaders are sad with the selection of the panel of presidents to revive the fortune of the social gathering on the power of these imported from BSP.
It will be price mentioning right here that Congress dominated in UP until 1989 with the help of vote financial institution consisting of bramins, harijans and Muslims. BSP was the primary poach members of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, then BJP acquired brahmins within the title of Ram Janambhoomi subject and Muslims went to Samajwadi Get together when chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav ordered firing on karsewaks in Ayodhya in 1990 to guard Babri Masjid.
Approach again in 1996, Congress below Narasimha Rao entered into alliance with BSP leaving solely 125 seats however each the events couldn’t get good variety of seats. BSP nationwide President dissolved the alliance and blamed Congress for its failure to shift it’s voters for BSP candidates.
Once more in 2017 meeting polls, Congress entered into alliance with Samajwadi Get together and Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav addressed joint rallies in a number of districts however each the events miserably didn’t get respectable seats. A lot so, past anyone’s expectation BJP acquired greater than 300 seats and captured energy.
When AICC basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi was made incharge of UP, it was anticipated that her private charisma would assist the revival of social gathering. There is no such thing as a doubt throughout covid Congress was the one opposition social gathering which was seen hitting the streets and management was taking Yogi authorities head on on each subject of governance.
There was big rush at public conferences addressed by Priyanka Gandhi and highway reveals had been too grand success. However the outcomes uncovered worst ever efficiency of the social gathering with two seats and solely two % vote share. The rank and file of Congress Get together is so demoralised that Priyanka Gandhi failed to go to after preliminary overview assembly.
Now Brijlal Khabri who had been twice MP when he was in BSP and nationwide coordinator has the accountability to regain dalits from his former social gathering and revitalise Congress along with his huge expertise of being a grassroot stage employee.
Together with Brijlal Khabri, six different regional presidents have been picked as much as stability the caste equation. Out of those six regional presidents, two are brahmins, one muslim, one bhumihar and two from backwards.
With the choice of new President and his group of regional presidents Congress is going through greatest problem to regain its earlier vote financial institution having brahmins, harijans and dalits to get respectable variety of seats in Lok Sabha from UP. (IPA Service)
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