Lucknow. The situation was somewhat different till a few days before Mission 2022. Then the big leaders of BJP were fiercely attacking Priyanka Gandhi and Mayawati. Even on the arrival of Priyanka Gandhi in Lucknow, BJP leaders used to taunt. Now things seem to be changing. Now abandoning the rest of the leaders, it seems that BJP leaders have declared Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party as enemy number one. Attacks have started on him by catching every word that comes out of his tongue. It is not one sided. Rather, such opportunities are also being provided by the SP, due to which the BJP is getting an opportunity to be an attacker. Akhilesh Yadav’s statement on Jinnah’s case is being seen as an occasion. Why has this started happening?
Crack has come in Mayawati’s old ‘vote bank’?
Have both parties started to feel that this battle of assembly Will be confined in the middle of the middle and there will be no chance for any other party. Mayawati had also expressed this in her press conference this week. They have also started feeling that SP and BJP are playing together. If there is truth in their words, then the thing to understand is that after all, what is the benefit of both the parties. Pankaj Kumar, Head of the Department of Political Science in Allahabad University, said that only SP will fight. BSP does not have vote bank. There has been a crack in Mayawati’s old vote bank. Except Jatav, the rest of the Dalit castes have been broken by the BJP. Apart from this, BJP has become the only party which sets the agenda of elections. Everyone else lives around him. It is the misfortune of the opposition parties here that they are not able to do this.
The party will get the direct benefit of the split.
Senior journalist Sunita Aron in Lucknow said that earlier it seemed that the election was going to be multi-corner. Earlier Mayawati was being attacked. Then by stopping Priyanka Gandhi from place to place, it was the Yogi government who brought her more discussion. Then perhaps the party must have been thinking that the party will get the direct benefit of the disintegration of all the oppositions due to their strength, but then the strategy was changed. With the increasing stature of Priyanka, the BJP was also afraid that due to this, the Dalit and Brahmin votes associated with her might not slip away.
Stop paying attention to Priyanka
That’s why now the attention has been stopped for Priyanka. On the other hand, the Samajwadi Party being in a face-to-face contest seems to be gaining another advantage. Even if it is a matter of development, but the election will be on polarization only. SP is the most suitable party for this. However, there is still a long time in the election. With the passage of time, it is definitely a bit difficult to guess which strategy was seen landing on the ground.