Lucknow: As the elections are approaching, the fight for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections is getting interesting. In the politics of Uttar Pradesh, the aunt has started preparing to give a blow to the uncle-nephew pair. BSP supremo Mayawati has made a foolproof plan to house SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. Amidst the rising political heat of the UP elections, Mayawati, playing a big bet, has given ticket to a Dalit candidate against SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav, despite having a common seat. While BSP has given ticket to Kuldeep Narayan from Karhal seat, Brajendra Pratap Singh has been nominated from Jaswantnagar. Let us inform that Akhilesh Yadav is the SP candidate from Karhal assembly seat, who is contesting for the first time, while Shivpal Singh Yadav is contesting from Jaswantnagar.
In fact, after a very poor performance in the last assembly elections, Mayawati has again started focusing on her old vote bank. Relying on the Dalit and Brahmin vote bank again, the BSP has fielded Dalits and upper castes in right numbers this time. Because Akhilesh Yadav is contesting from Karlah seat, which is considered quite safe, the BSP is also not in any mood to give him a walkover. BSP wants to make Karhal’s fight more interesting, that is why it has played a big bet on this seat and despite being a general seat, it has tried to send a message by fielding a Dalit candidate that BSP still has faith in Dalit. .
If sources are to be believed, both Kuldeep Narayan and Brajendra Pratap Singh belong to the Jatav community and have been grassroots workers for the BSP. Both were working to strengthen the party base in Mainpuri and Etawah. Both of them will contest the assembly elections for the first time. Let us tell you that while releasing the new list of 53 candidates on Thursday, the BSP said that the party has finalized the names of candidates for most of the seats in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022. Earlier, senior party leader Satish Chandra Mishra had said that the BSP has finalized the names of candidates for 300 seats out of 403. He had also said that about one third of these would be Dalit candidates. It was also told that the number of Dalit candidates may increase in the coming time, because the names of candidates for more than 100 seats are yet to be finalised.
It is to be noted here that Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav is contesting an assembly election for the first time and has announced to contest from Karhal assembly seat. BSP has fielded Kuldeep Narayan from Karhal seat itself. The reason for Akhilesh choosing Karhal seat has been because the Samajwadi Party has occupied the Karhal assembly seat seven times. Baburam Yadav of Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Party was elected MLA from this assembly seat in 1985, Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP) in 1989 and 1991 and Baburam Yadav on SP ticket in 1993, 1996. In the 2000 by-elections, Anil Yadav of SP, BJP in 2002 and Sovran Singh Yadav were elected MLAs on SP ticket in 2007, 2012 and 2017.
While Jaswantnagar has also been a stronghold of SP. In such a situation, it will be a matter to be seen whether Chacha Shivpal gets a setback from this Dalit plan of Mayawati. Samajwadi Party has been occupied by the last four assembly elections and Shivpal Singh Yadav has been MLA for four times here. In such a situation, the electoral contest on these two high-profile seats is expected to be interesting. However, how well this BSP’s bet works, it will be known only on March 10.
caste equation in karhal seat
Yadav votes in Karhal assembly seat are 144123, while 14183 voters are Muslims. Apart from this, Shakya (34946), Thakur (24737), Brahmin (14300), Lodhi 10833) and Jatav (33688) voters also dominate. Total electors in Karhal Vidhan Sabha are 371261 out of which Male (201394) and Female (169851) besides 39 Urban and 475 Rural Polling Stations are there.