With the Lok Sabha elections across the nook, the BJP’s prime management is attempting to penetrate the Muslim-Yadav (MY) equation of the RJD and the Lav-Kush equation of the JD(U) in Bihar.
Muslims and Yadavs are the core vote financial institution of the RJD and have been loyal to Lalu Prasad Yadav for a number of years in Bihar. Muslims represent 17.8 per cent and Yadavs 14.26 per cent of the inhabitants of the state as per the recently-released caste-based survey of Bihar.
The BJP’s prime management believes that the Muslim vote financial institution could be sliced via third entrance events just like the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM, however the Yadav group is a tricky nut to crack.
As a consequence, the BJP is bringing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav to Bihar for an occasion with the intention to slice a share of the Yadav vote financial institution in Bihar.
The social gathering leaders consider that the highest management gave the cost of Madhya Pradesh to Mohan Yadav solely because of the caste-based survey report of Bihar which put the inhabitants of Yadavs at 14.26 per cent within the state.
The whole inhabitants of Bihar is round 13 crore which implies there are round 1 crore, 90 lakh Yadavs within the state.
The BJP has been attempting to interrupt into the Yadav vote financial institution in Bihar for a very long time. It has projected leaders like Nityanand Rai, who was given the publish of Minister of State for Home within the Narendra Modi Cabinet, solely to offer a message to the Yadav voters that the saffron social gathering cares for them.
Nand Kishore Yadav is one other chief who was a minister in the course of the NDA Government in Bihar. Nawal Kishore Yadav is one other chief of the Yadav caste. Even, BJP senior chief Bhupender Yadav served as an incharge for a very long time with the intention to offer a message to the group that the social gathering provides significance to the Yadavs.
Nikhil Anand, National General Secretary of the BJP’s OBC wing mentioned, “People from the Yadav caste are getting related to the BJP. Our social gathering is able to selecting leaders from the grass roots and giving good posts to them on the highest stage. Mohan Yadav is an instance of this.
“Our party is concerned about the workers at the ground level and this is the reason why it has emerged as the largest party in the world. The BJP is giving representation to Yadav leaders at the national level. Leaders like Rao Inderjit Singh, Bhupender Yadav and Nityanand Rai are part of the Union Cabinet. Hans Raj Ahir is Chairman of the OBC wing. Bandaru Dattatre is another leader of BJP who belongs to a backward caste and is currently holding the post of Governor of Haryana, ” mentioned Nikhil Anand, National General Secretary of the BJP’s OBC wing.
“Mohan Yadav has been invited by a social organisation Krishna Chetana Manch and the event will be held in Sri Krishna Memorial Hall Patna on January 18. As he is the Chief Minister of a state, BJP workers are also enthusiastic about it. His presence will obviously give a positive message in the Yadav community, ” Anand mentioned.
Due to the management of Narendra Modi, the BJP leaders consider that he has an impression on 15 per cent to 35 per cent of Yadav voters in Bihar relying on the constituency and so they wish to improve the determine by 15 per cent to clinch a large vote financial institution of the Yadavs.
However, RJD leaders claimed that the arrival of Mohan Yadav wouldn’t make any impression on the RJD’s vote financial institution.
“Yadavs are core voters of the RJD and Lalu Prasad Yadav and the arrival of Mohan Yadav will not impact us. When Bhupender Yadav was incharge of the BJP’s Bihar unit in 2015 and 2020 Assembly elections, the RJD under the leadership of Lalu Prasad Yadav in 2015 won 80 seats in the Assembly elections and 75 seats under the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav in 2020 in Bihar, ” mentioned Mritunjay Tiwari, the spokesperson of the RJD.
“Lalu Prasad Yadav is an ideologue in Bihar. He has done many things for Backward Class and Dalit people in the state. No one has forgotten it. The vote bank of the RJD is intact and no one intrudes into it. I doubt if the BJP would be able to save its core vote bank of upper caste and trader community, ” Tiwari mentioned.
Apart from the Yadavs, the BJP can also be focusing on the Lav-Kush (Kurmi and Kushwaha) voters of Bihar. Kurmi and Kushwaha are the core voters of Nitish Kumar and the JD(U) and the saffron leaders began ‘Operation Lav-Kush’ in 2022 in Bihar.
The BJP’s prime management appointed Samrat Choudhary, a outstanding Kushwaha chief, because the state President of the social gathering. The BJP additionally included the Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Janata Dal as an alliance companion within the NDA.
Upendra Kushwaha is one other outstanding chief of the Kushwaha group having a inhabitants of round 4.6 per cent in Bihar as per the caste-based survey.