Mayawati’s BSP fails to win a single seat, struggles for relevance in Uttar Pradesh


Mayawai’s Bahujan Samaj Party has drawn a clean in the Lok Sabha elections this time round

From placing up a respectable efficiency in the final Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh successful 10 seats stitching an alliance with arch rival Samajwadi Party, Mayawati-led BSP drew a clean in the present normal elections, dealing a extreme blow to its fame of representing the voice of Dalits in the state.

The BSP’s choice of candidates mirrored its try to doom the possibilities of the opposition grouping, however the Samajwadi Party rising because the single largest celebration in the state and the Congress doing higher in partnership with it present that Mayawati’s issue has misplaced its electoral allure.

After drawing a clean in the 2014 normal elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) received a respectable 10 of the 38 seats that it contested beneath the alliance.

Emerging because the second-largest celebration, it polled over 19 per cent votes which has remained loyal to Mayawati virtually all by means of, thereby sustaining her relevance in UP’s electoral politics, particularly because it has been thought-about a transferable vote.

This time spherical, the BSP chief faces an uphill process as she has not solely introduced of going solo in the approaching polls, but in addition the truth that a few of her MPs have both drifted away or proven indicators of it. Besides, the political opponents have additionally branded Mayawati’s celebration because the ‘B’ group of the saffron celebration primarily based on the general public stand taken by her on numerous points. In the current Rajya Sabha elections, her lone MLA Uma Shankar Singh’s vote for the BJP additional put a stamp on the accusations.

The BSP’s core Dalit vote financial institution makes it related in the electoral politics in the state which sends most 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha. The Dalits represent over 20 per cent of UP electorates. The BJP is attempting to neutralise her affect by making a fellow Dalit Baby Rani Maurya a senior minister in the state and Akhilesh Yadav roping in Chandra Sekhar Azad “Ravan” to diminish Mayawati’s political influences.

The outcomes present Mayawati’s BSP has misplaced its relevance. Mayawati has been neither a constituent of the ruling NDA alliance nor of the opposition INDIA coalition and already determined to go alone in the upcoming polls.

The majority of its 10 MPs have both moved to the BJP or some to the SP in the present polls. The BSP supremo fielded new faces this time. BSP MP Ritesh Pandey (Ambedkarnagar) has already joined the BJP on the celebration headquarters in Delhi in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, BJP state president Bhupendra Chaudhary and celebration’s in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Baijayant Panda.

In his resignation letter to Mayawati, Pandey alleged that it had been a very long time since he had been known as to attend celebration conferences and has additionally not been ready to set up any sort of a dialogue with the management regardless of him attempting to meet Mayawati and different senior leaders. With Pandey becoming a member of the BJP, 4 out of ten Lok Sabha MPs have both switched sides or made it clear that they plan to accomplish that.

Earlier this month, the SP had introduced Afzal Ansari, BSP MP from Ghazipur, as its candidate from the seat for the Lok Sabha polls. Danish Ali, BSP MP from Amroha, was suspended final yr by Mayawati for talking in favour of TMC MP Mahua Moitra.

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Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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