Patna / Lucknow: In a unique political turn of events if things fall in place, the clash in Uttar Pradesh could very well be between Janata Dal United (JDU) and the BJP with Nitish Kumar and Yogi Adityanath being their respective faces in the state. Nitish Kumar’s party has also announced that in the coming time it is going to raise the issue of quota reservation within quota in the state.
JD(U) is fast gearing up to hold a workers’ conclave in Prime Minister Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. After this stand of JDU, questions have started to arise on what is the political plan behind JDU’s sudden entry into Uttar Pradesh?
The entire Purvanchal including Varanasi and Gorakhpur is a big Kurmi vote bank for Nitish Kumar-led JDS(U). It is believed that the vote of this caste has been going to the BJP in recent times.
Especially when Nitish Kumar has been a part of NDA. Recent history shows that the rapport between JDU and BJP has seen a downslide. JDU has fewer assembly seats in Bihar than BJP.
Partymen from the JD(U) said the party always runs with socialist ideology. The JDU has always been struggling on the questions of farmers, laborers, backward, women and laborers. KC Tyagi of the party has said that along with leaders like Chaudhary Charan Singh, VP Singh and Karpoori Thakur aim has always been to look forward.
In 1978, Karpoori Thakur implemented quota within various quotas. The quota system is already in force in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.
To the question on going against the NDA, JD(U) said they had alliances in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka and Rajasthan before. The idea for the JD(U) is expansion outside Bihar.