There is an end of Gundaraj in Uttar Pradesh. Crime rate has drastically gone down. Women are feeling safer. Businesses are doing well, as extortion money is not demanded. Criminals in jail don’t want to get bail. Majority of criminals, who enjoyed political patronage by previous government, are trembling with fear from Yogi government. History-sheeter and gangster like Vikas Dubey is served justice on the spot. Illegal properties of notorious gangster like Mukhtar Ansari, Atiq Ahmad are demolished. Electricity is supplied to 16-20 hours in rural areas and 20-24 hours in urban areas. Quality of roads have improved. New roads are being constructed. Cities in UP are turning cleaner. List of improvement in UP is endless.
How to malign and defame Yogi Adityanath government, as next Assembly election is approaching in 2022? Carry out propaganda to label Yogi government as anti Dalit and anti Brahmin. Is this what Congress Working Committee and other opposition parties are brainstorming in their internal party meetings?
Hathras case was used to further the narrative of anti-Dalit government. A fake Bhabhi, who had connection with Naxals in Madhya Pradesh, was planted to manage the statements of family. Fake information about the 19 years old victim was issued how her tongue was chopped off, her neck bone and back bone were also broken. 16 minute long audio clip of the telephonic conversations—in which India Today journalist, Tanushree Pandey was heard convincing victim’s brother to send his father’s video with a statement that he was being pressurised by the government—also surfaced.
After manipulating Hathras case to project UP government as anti Dalit, opposition parties lapped up another crime—in which a priest, Samarat Das, of Ram Janaki temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district was shot on 10 October—to project UP government as anti Brahmin. Oppositions weaved a narrative even a Brahmin is not safe in UP under anti Brahmin government. Before opposition could have repeated shooting of priest in Gonda as Hathras case part II, UP police revealed that the conspiracy behind the shooting. Police told that the village head, Mahant Sitaramdas and the injured priest, Samarat Das had hatched a conspiracy to carry out a fake attack to frame his rivals, former village head Amar Singh.
Ram Janki Temple in Tirre Manorama village had 120 bigha land, which created rivalry between former village head Amar Singh and Mahant Sitaramdas. There was also a political rivalry between Amar Singh and the present gram pradhan, Vinay Singh. Mahant Sitaramdas and Vinay Singh hatched a plan to get Amar Singh framed in shooting case.
When oppositions realised UP government is not discriminating between gangster Vikas Dubey and Mukhtar Ansari, they are trying to divide voters on the line of castes.
After BJP’s stunning win in 2017 UP Assembly Election, BJP President Amit Shah had said, “dynasty and caste based politics had been defeated and politics of performance had won.” Has caste based politics actually died? Fact is caste system is still operative. It is an open secret truth Uttar Pradesh had shrewd caste alliances forged by the SP’s Yadav-Muslim base and BSP’s Dalit-Muslim combine.
How could BJP sweep the entire Uttar Pradesh with 312 assembly seats in 2017 with 14 crores voters out of 20 crore population divided on caste and religious lines? It was Modi’s brand development, which made inroads in upper castes, OBC and Dalit vote banks.
In 2017 Assembly Election, BJP got 62% votes of upper castes, which includes Brahmins, Rajputs, Vaishyas, Tyagis and Bhumihars, 58% of OBCs, which includes Yadavs, Lodhis, Kurmi and Mauryas went to BJP, while 17% Dalit voted for BJP. By running a propaganda to project Yogi government as anti Dalit and anti Brahmin, Congress (which has nothing to lose) is dreaming of a coalition government the way it somehow managed in Maharashtra. Therefore, Congress and other oppositions do not mind to reach corridors of power at the cost of instigating riots.
In 2017 Assembly Election Congress and SP combined had received 28% votes, while BSP managed to secure 22% votes. BJP won the last Assembly election with 41%. Congress, SP and BSP would fight next assembly elections separately only to go under coalition arrangements after election result, as their pre poll alliance didn’t work out in 2017. Alliances of Congress, SP and BSP neither worked in 2019 General Election as there was lack of trust among their core voters, hence votes were not transferred in one another’s parties. Hence, Dalit+Brahmin+fake narratives is the new formula of Congress to defeat a Yogi govt by dividing Hindu votes in 2022.