Akhilesh eyes the backward class as 2024 nears


Lucknow: The political heat is rising out of the remarks made by Samajwadi Party MLC Swami Prasad Maurya regarding Ramcharitmanas. The discussion that started in U.P. has spread across the country like wildfire. Meanwhile, experts are speculating that party chief Akhilesh Yadav is writing the script for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections through the latest controversy. Recently, the party had thrown out media panellists Roli Tiwari and Richa Singh.

It is being said that the SP is now slowly moving away from the focus on Brahmins in 2022 and before 2024 is engaged in gathering votes for the backward classes.

During the last assembly elections, Akhilesh tried to take political advantage of the ‘anti-Brahmin’ atmosphere created after the Vikas Dubey case. According to the report, a notion was popular in Uttar Pradesh politics that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a ‘Rajput supporter’.

Akhilesh reached the temple

Akhilesh was also seen offering prayers at Lord Parshuram’s temple. A hoarding on the Purvanchal Expressway said, ‘Brahmin’s resolution, Akhilesh is the only option’. He had also said that if his party came to power, Parshuram Jayanti would be a holiday. However, he did not get any special results from this.

Now SP is changing its stand again?

It is being said that now before the elections, the SP seems to be changing its stand again. Akhilesh had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of caste discrimination in support of Maurya. Maurya, who came to SP from BJP, was made the national general secretary of the party.

He had said, ‘I respect all religions, but no religion or anyone is allowed to say bad words. I have only demanded a ban on a certain part, in which insulting things have been said about women, Dalits, tribals and backward classes. I have asked to remove only those parts of the chaupai.

It is believed that the current strategy of SP is to woo Dalits and OBCs. In these too, the special focus is on non-Yadav and extremely backward classes.

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