UP Elections: Sanjay Nishad’s Pressure Policy! Pressure on BJP to deliver on reservation promise


History highlights

  • Sanjay Nishad vowed to pressure BJP
  • Ultimatum to BJP at Nishad Reserve
  • Nishad’s voter is important in UP politics

The political activities of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are in full swing. BJP is trying to again strengthen its political equations to raise the victory flag in 2022. In three consecutive elections in UP, the BJP managed to win big by allying with smaller caste-based parties and joined Apna Dal ( S) and Nishad Party to repeat the same success one more time, but the electoral Before entering the battle, the allies of BJP are playing politics of pressure so that their demands are fulfilled.

Sanjay Nishad’s warning to BJP

Before the UP elections, the chairman of the Nishad Samaj Party, Sanjay Nishad, gave a big statement on Sunday. Sanjay Nishad said that people in his community will not vote until the reservation is given. Now it is the duty of the BJP government to fulfill its promise. He said that from November 9 we will perform dharna in all districts. If the BJP does not deliver on the promise, the alliance may be affected as well.

This statement by Sanjay Nishad comes at a time when Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar has recently joined SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in shaking up the BJP. In such a changing political environment, challenges have arisen for BJP in the Purvanchal area, in light of which Sanjay Nishad has initiated policies of pressure on BJP.

Reservation demand after MLC

BJP, who has well understood the importance of the Nishad community in Uttar Pradesh politics, does not want to let this community’s vote bank slip away in any way. Sanjay Nishad also understands this very well. Through the BJP, Sanjay Nishad first appointed himself to the Legislative Council for the Governor’s fee and now Nishad has started to pressure the BJP for the reserve of the society.

In Rajapur of Chitrakoot, UP, Sanjay Nishad said that the Nishad party is definitely with the BJP in UP, but if the reservation is not given to them in time, then the Nishad society will not vote for the BJP. Sanjay Nishad has taken an aggressive stance on the reservation issue. Nishad Party put out a Rath Yatra in UP to reserve. He had said that until his society gets the benefit of the reserve, it will continue to fight for it.

Mukesh Sahni strict on reserve at UP

In fact, Mukesh Sahni, the founder of the Vikas Insaan Party and Minister of Government of Bihar, who did politics in Bihar through Nishad Samaj, is continually opening a front for the demand of the SC (Scheduled Caste) reserve for the Nishad castes. in UP. He has said that this time Nishad Samaj will show his strength in the elections. Without Nishad, no one will cross the ship. In UP, your party will always provide reserve to society. In such a situation, the pressure has also increased on the head of the Nishad Party, Sanjay Nishad, so the BJP has started to show attitude towards the reserve demand.

The role of the caste parties in UP politics is becoming important this time. These caste-based parties belong mainly to the backward castes. One of these backward castes is the main caste, the Nishad. These species come to fish or whose livelihood depends on rivers and ponds. There are castes like Kewat, Bind, Mallah, Kashyap, Nonia, Manjhi, Gond. They have a sizeable population in about five dozen assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, the Nishad community has become important to the political parties.

Sanjay Nishad had recently said that the Nishad Party will contest the 52 assembly seats in UP. In front of BJP, Sanjay Nishad demands not only 52 seats, but also reservation. Apart from this, many demands have been made on the fishermen, including the leasing of the river and pond, that they want the BJP to comply with before the elections. However, it remains to be seen how many conditions BJP accepts from Sanjay Nishad’s lawsuit.

Political significance of the Nishad voter

However, to make up for Omprakash Rajbhar’s political deficit, BJP, together with Sanjay Nishad’s Nishad Party, has decided to participate in the 2022 elections to strengthen the political equation in Purvanchal. Om Prakash Rajbhar is from Ballia and Sanjay Nishad is from Gorakhpur. Thus, both come from the purvanchal and extremely backward castes. This is why BJP has tried to correct its political equation by bringing in Sanjay Nishad, but Sanjay Nishad has been filing one lawsuit after another.

BJP through Sanjay Nishad has tried to reach about 6-7 subcastes belonging to the most populated Nishad caste among the most backward. Like the Rajbhar community, the Nishad community also has a large vote bank in Purvanchal. Under the Nishad community there are sub-castes like Nishad, Kewat, Bind, Mallah, Kashyap, Manjhi, Gond, etc. There are 20 Lok Sabha seats and about 60 assembly seats in the state where the number of Nishad voters is significant.

The number of voters for Nishad is highest in the districts of Gorakhpur, Ghazipur, Ballia, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mau, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Varanasi, Allahabad, Fatehpur, Saharanpur, and Hamirpur. In such situation, BJP has tried to avoid possible harm due to Rajbhar community discontent by joining Sanjay Nishad, but Nishad society in the state is divided into different camps and there are different leaders from all camps. At the same time, Sanjay Nishad has also started to show a political attitude.


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