[dropcap]S[/dropcap]peculations are rife on why Samajwadi Party is in news for the rift between father and son. Ramgopal Yadav and Amit Shah met in Delhi several times; as we all know cases have been registered against Ramgopal and his wife, perhaps he is blackmailed to split SP or face consequences.
In the recent past, BJP leaders including Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik were bee-lining in IAS Naresh Agarwal’s office, he is relative of Lalji Tandon (not confirmed about it). He is in the team of Akhilesh Yadav. Earlier, the same officer was with Mayawati’s core team. If we believe on the rumours, which says that Agarwal is also asked to split SP into two factions. Because he knows weaknesses of Akhilesh Yadav and his conduct as CM of UP. If Naresh Agarwal agrees to do so, there won’t be any possibility of uniting son and father on political front. Entire UP elections forgot the core topics like Dalit atrocities, riots, rape, communal fights, Muzaffarnagar, and Muslim killings. Interestingly, all these incidents have become non-issue. Every core issue got faded in family drama and the election has come to emotional plight. Moreover, it has become an interesting daily soap for common voters in UP.
Another important aspect is that, people are heard saying if one cannot be liable to his father then how can he be liable to common man, whereas there are other section who are spreading words that if son can go against his father for state welfare then he can take ‘panga’ with anybody for state’s development. However, this scenario is limited to urban areas only. If you visit rural areas of this Hindi heartland then people know only Netaji and Akhilesh as his son. They have complete sympathy for this old man. In short, if you look at this crooked political plot, son and father very well managed the emotions of rural and urban voters of UP. This too gave big challenge to rival parties because they went out of topic or agenda.
Whatsoever, after some turbulence Mulayam and Akhilesh Yadav will compromise on the terms to get united (for public display), but the moment Akhilesh called Ramgopal and the fight continued again (no one knows about the details of conversation). However, we can check the timings of Ramgopal’s statements to media.
Well, there is one ‘Hanuman’ in UP politics that is Shivpal Yadav. The other side of trump card, he trusts Mulayam more than God. He is least interested in CM position and apart from that ever since he is with Mulayam, has never ever demanded any position in the party, for him whatever Mulayam says is rule-book.
However, Mulayam and Akhilesh both managed to capture National attention by dominating headlines in news and on prime time. Nowadays, other political parties are not in limelight. Modi’s demonetisation stunt has taken a backseat in UP, rather we can say without spending any single penny, Samajwadi Party’s ‘Son and Father duo’ have single handedly managed to create hype for themselves and stolen the show so far.
Actually, BJP have no topic in their kitty to fight in UP. The same old blabbering may not get them much vote. Anyhow, Modiji has managed to get the crowd from neighbouring state for his rally by paying them huge amount, food, travel and other facilities. However, those who attended his rally have nothing to do with his speech and they were offered better remuneration so they attended the rally.
If we talk about Congress and AIMIM, they might score some seats here but definitely not become ‘Kingmakers’.
The elephant size contenders for assembly elections in UP at present moment are SP and Mayawati, as Dalits and some section of upper class and Muslims go with her unconditionally. From Rohit Vemula to atrocities on Gujarat Dalits, everything has gone to her advantage. Furthermore, the prosperous Dalits across India has financially supported her by giving good donations. So, no one can deny in this entire saga if she silently makes it to POWER and the chances are strong.
However, I’m concluding with the fact that SP has played well against all forces this time.
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