Dainik Bhaskar App team is roaming in UP. One day the quartet was frozen at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Over tea with a group of boys and girls. A common question arose in the talks, ‘So whose government is being formed’. A boy in a black hoodie said, ‘Those who have brought Ram. We will bring them. These 8 words have been heard in Meerut, Gorakhpur and Jhansi also. This is called an election slogan. They have the power to form and topple the government. Many such slogans are famous in the country and the world, but we have brought here 7 such slogans of UP, which understand the history of UP’s politics.
Slogan 1: ‘Tilak, scales and sword, kill them with four shoes’
Slogan Story: Kanshi Ram had been agitating for the oppressed people for 10 years. Nothing was achieved. In 1984, he decided that the fight would now be with politics. On 14 April 1984, he formed the Bahujan Samaj Party i.e. BSP.
…and gave the first slogan ‘Tilak, scales and sword, inko maro shoes chaar’. It became so popular that Kashi Ram started giving slogans one after the other. They gave slogans like ‘whose numbers are heavy, their share’, ‘vote ours, raj yours, nahi chalega, nahi chalega’.
Result: The BSP, which won only 12 seats in 1991, rose to 67 seats in 1993. By the way, later this slogan became the bone of the throat of BSP. His story will follow.
Slogan 2: ‘Ram Lalla we will come, the temple will be built there’
Slogan Story: The year 1986 was the government of Rajiv Gandhi. He took the initiative, the pages of the Ayodhya book stuck for 37 years were opened. In 1989, elections were also going to be held in UP. The issue was only about Ram Mandir. The kar sevaks announced to gather to demolish the Babri Masjid.
Then there was Mulayam Singh’s government. Mulayam said, ‘Even during my time no bird can kill at Babri Masjid.’ In the year 1990, the kar sevaks moved towards the mosque. Mulayam ordered the police to fire. Bullets started firing. 5 kar sevaks are no more.
At the same time, BJP led Kalyan Singh in the election. Kalyan raised the issue of Ram Mandir and raised the slogan of ‘Ram Lalla Hum Aayenge, Mandir Wahi Banye Banye’ from city to city.
Result: The results of the 1991 assembly elections were out. BJP won 221 seats. Kalyan Singh became the Chief Minister.
Slogan 3: ‘Found Mulayam Kanshi Ram, Jai Shri Ram flew away in the air’
Slogan Story: In the year 1992, the structure of Babri Masjid was demolished. Kalyan Singh was the Chief Minister. He took responsibility for this and left the post of CM. President’s rule imposed in UP. In the year 1993, elections were going to be held again. Ram Mandir was again the biggest issue.
Then the BJP kept the issue in its grasp. It seemed, this time BJP will win unilaterally. Then there was an interview of Mayawati. In it, he said that if Mulayam Singh joins hands with him, then all the parties including BJP and Congress in UP will be wiped out.
Mulayam Singh Yadav took it seriously. The SP-BSP workers raised the slogan ‘Mile Mulayam Kanshi Ram, Hawa mein ud gaye Jai Shri Ram’.
Result: SP got 109 seats. BSP got 67 seats. BJP’s seats were reduced from 221 to 177. Together with the BSP and some other parties, Mulayam formed the government.
The guest house incident happened in 1995. SP MLAs attacked Mayawati in the guest house. The impact of this incident was not only on politics, but also on the upcoming election slogans.
Slogan 4: ‘Climb on Gundan’s chest, the elephant will be stamped’
Slogan Story: In the year 2007, assembly elections were about to take place. Even after 12 years, Mayawati could not forget that incident. In anger, Mayawati started calling SP supporters goons. Against him, this slogan ‘Chad Gundan’s chest will seal the elephant’ has also been made.
Result: BSP garnered a lot of votes in the election. Due to this, the government was formed after 16 years by winning 206 seats. Another reason for this victory was Brahmins. We mentioned above that there was a time when Kanshi Ram’s slogan, ‘Tilak, scales aur sword, inko maro shoes chaar’ had become a neck bone. Then Mayawati changed the slogan, ‘Elephant is not Ganesh, Brahma Vishnu is Mahesh’.
Slogan 5: ‘The one whose name remains intact, his name is Mulayam’
Slogan Story: Year 2012, elections came. The slogan of the SP government, ‘whose water is intact, its name is Mulayam’, started resonating. After winning the election, Mulayam put forward his son Akhilesh.
Akhilesh and Company gave the slogan, ‘Gunda chadh gaya elephant par, shot on chest’. Due to such slogans, Akhilesh did not become CM again.
Result: The slogan ‘Jalwa Kayam Wale’ touched the heart of UP. This slogan directly wooed the Yadav voters. Proud opportunity. The result is 224 seats.
Slogan 6: ‘Neither goonda raj nor corruption, this time BJP government’
Slogan Story: Year 2017, wave of change. Actually Congress did not come to power after 1989 and BJP after 2002. This time the BJP wrapped both the SP and the Congress in a single slogan, ‘Neither goondaraj nor corruption, ab ki baar BJP sarkar’.
However, at that time, funny slogans like ‘Jeet ki key dimple bhabhi’ and ‘UP ki compulsion hai, Akhilesh Yadav zaroori hai’ were also given by the SP. Didn’t work
Result: BJP got a land-slide victory of 312 seats. Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of UP and Keshav Prasad Maurya the Deputy CM.
Slogan 7: ‘Chief Minister on sofa, Deputy CM on stool’
Slogan Story: In the year 2022, Om Prakash Rajbhar was sitting in a TV interview. Rajbhar has previously been a minister in the Yogi government. There was talk of giving equal opportunity to everyone in the BJP government. He suddenly said what equals? ‘Chief Minister sits on sofa, Deputy CM on stool’ Since then, this thing is being seen like a slogan in Purvanchal.
Similarly, there is a slogan of SP, ‘Dekho Baba ji’s game has failed in every field’. BJP has also given a slogan, ‘Who have brought Ram, we will bring them’. There are some slogans going around, giving in the graphics below.
Result: on 10 March.