Lucknow. State BJP chief Swadhin Dev Singh has met Samajwadi Party Vice-Chancellor Mulayam Singh Yadav in preparation for the 2022 election season and putting a ‘stamp’ on the political board to ensure his victory. Discussions in political corridors. The BJP leader’s meeting comes at a time when the party is struggling to clarify its position on the census, while it is trying to increase its penetration among OBCs.
Indian Express According to a report, Swadhin Dev Singh said that he had gone to Lucknow to invite Mulayam Singh to attend a mourning function for the late BJP leader Kalyan Singh on Tuesday. Earlier, BJP had criticized Kalyan Singh for not attending the tribute meeting of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. Where BSP chief Mayawati did the same. BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra was also present at the mourning meeting and sat next to Swadhin Dev. Meanwhile, the SP claimed that Swadhin Dev was dissatisfied with the BJP and Mulayam Singh invited him to join the party.
The BJP on Tuesday held a ‘tribute meeting’ across Uttar Pradesh in memory of Kalyan Singh. Apart from being an icon of Hinduism, the late Kalyan Singh was the Chief Minister of the state during whose reign the Babri Masjid was demolished. Kalyan was also an influential OBC leader and the BJP is trying to consolidate both connections in next year’s elections. It has also been said that Akhilesh’s lack of respect for Kalyan Singh shows that he is “anti-OBC”.
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Swadhin Dev’s meeting was not only with Akhilesh, but also with Mulayam Singh, a direct message to the SP chief. Swadhin Dev Singh tweeted a picture of the meeting saying that he had taken the blessings of “Netaji” and inquired about his health and wished him good health and longevity. Later, Akhilesh Yadav retweeted the remarks of an SP spokesperson, saying, “Netaji has offered Swadhin Dev Singh to join the Samajwadi Party because he is probably dissatisfied with the neglect of Dalits and his backwardness in the BJP.”
SP spokesperson Manish Jagan Agarwal said Swadhinata Dev Singh’s meeting was more than a courtesy. At the mourning meeting for Kalyan Singh, Swadhin Dev said, ‘I went to meet the founder-leader of the Samajwadi Party and invited him to the tribute meeting. I called Behenji (BSP chief Mayawati). They sent Satish G (Mishra). ‘
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Describing Kalyan Singh as a ‘great leader’, Swadhin Dev Singh said more than 400 parties were invited to the mourning meeting. He further claimed that Kalyan Singh felt that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felt safe for the Dalits and the poor in the state, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi did for the country. However, in addition to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma and Keshab Prasad Maurya, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and senior RSS activist Krishna Gopal were present at the mourning meeting.