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Monday, 31 July 2017

Amit Shah eats lunch at OBC party worker’s house as BJP woos Yadavs

BJP chief Amit Shah’s lunch on Sunday at a booth-level worker who belongs to the Other Backward Castes (OBC) group in Lucknow effectively conveyed the party’s continued focus on politically dominant OBCs.

Until Sunday morning, there were speculations that Shah would have lunch at a Dalit party workers’ residence – something he regularly had in the run up to the 2017 UP assembly polls.

“Shah wants to disturb the arithmetic by rattling SP with defections and resignations. The idea is to confuse the SP and BSP to the extent that their leadership doesn’t know who is with them and who isn’t,” a BJP leader told HT.

During his meetings that he separately held with ministers and party workers, Shah made it clear that the party won’t hesitate to welcome ‘big’ leaders from other parties into the BJP.

The BJP is closely watching Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal Yadav’s next move as the two SP MLCs who resigned on Saturday to help the BJP are from Shivpal faction. More resignations are expected from the SP as Shivpal Yadav has openly warned Akhilesh to hand over the party’s reins to his father Mulayam Singh Yadav or be ready to face the ‘consequences.’ There is a buzz about Shivpal, who met his brother and SP patron Mulayam in Delhi on Sunday, floating his own ‘secular morcha’ to support the BJP.

Saffron strategists are also tuned into another possibility of Shivpal joining Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) and being made the party’s UP chief.


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Sunday, 22 January 2017

'BJP promised achhe din, all it gave you was a broom and yoga lessons,' says Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav while releasing manifesto

NEW DELHI: Minutes after allying with the Congress party+ for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief minister Akhilesh Yadav spoke about his party manifesto which promises smartphones for the state's meritorious students, pressure cookers for the state's women and a pension scheme of Rs 1,000 for 1 crore of the state's women.

The manifesto Akhilesh released+ featured a photograph of him and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav who founded the SP. But conspicuous by their absence while Akhilesh was speaking, were Mulayam and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. The Uttar Pradesh CM was on one side and his father and uncle on another side in an intra-party feud that has gone on since September and which is currently at a shaky impasse.

At the event with Akhilesh were MLA Azam Khan and SP national vice president Kiranmoy Nanda, along with a host of other senior leaders. Akhilesh lambasted the BJP-led centre for promising 'acche din', or good times, but "not delivering" on that promise. The SP, he said, does what it promises.

"We (SP) don't differentiate between what we say and what we do...We promised laptops, we gave people laptops. It's been three years but people are still looking for 'Ache Din' and development. Where are the 'achche din' that were promised three years ago. Instead people have been given brooms in their hands in the name of Swachh Bharat and are bring given lessons in Yoga .... but nobody can see the Achche Din that were promised," Akhilesh said.