Lok Sabha Elections2024: Uttar Pradesh is the largest state among the 36 states and union territories of India. In terms of population as well as in terms of Lok Sabha seats. It becomes easy to reach the pinnacle of power at the center only because of the result of this state which has given the maximum number of Prime Ministers to the country. That’s why BJP gives maximum importance to this state among Hindi speaking states. BJP this time in UP ‘Mission 80’ A very concrete preparation has started for the same. Many eminent leaders of the Samajwadi Party are joining the BJP camp. Apart from this, the nationalist Pasmanda Muslim organization has planned to increase its vote bank. Not only this, it has also planned a very strong hold on the vote bank of the backward classes.
BJP has gradually limited the Congress to just one Lok Sabha seat despite being in power for years in this state called its stronghold and being the oldest party. Lok Sabha elections, it has now started creating a Chakravyuh. Recently, he has made a big dent in the vote bank of SP by taking many of its leaders with him. Not only this, BJP national JP Nadda has announced his new team. In that, maximum attention has been given to UP. There are a total of 8 names from the state in this. His stature has been increased by including MPs Rekha Verma, Laxmikant Vajpayee and Tariq Mansoor in the three national vice-presidents. Tariq Mansoor has been the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. Not only this, he comes from the Pasmanda community of Muslims.
Pooja Pal will give a big blow to SP
Pooja Pal, wife of former SP MLA Raju Pal, is also reported to join BJP soon. Pooja is currently an MLA from Prayagraj on SP ticket. Before joining BJP, Pooja will have to resign from her post and party. It is believed that along with Pooja, many other SP leaders may also join the BJP’s fold. With the arrival of Pooja, the BJP will kill two birds with one stone.
BJP can give Lok Sabha ticket to Pooja from Prayagraj. By doing this, he will have a strong hold on the voters of the backward classes around him. Pooja’s husband Raju Pal was murdered by the Atiq Ahmed gang. Asad, the son of Atiq, accused of the murder of whose witness, was killed. There are reports of SP leaders joining BJP even after the puja.
Difficulty for SP will increase in Uttar Pradesh
BJP has also added some veteran faces associated with the alliance of Samajwadi Party to the NDA for the upcoming 2024 general elections. In this, Subhaspa President OP Rajbhar and SP MLA Dara Singh Chauhan are prominent. Apart from these, many other RLD and SP leaders can join the NDA. Apart from this, BJP has announced its ‘Special 12’ A team of dynamic leaders has been formed. Under the leadership of State President Bhupendra Chaudhary and BL Santosh, this team is preparing to strengthen the NDA. His contribution is also being considered in getting SP leaders to join the party.
In the 2014 general elections to the 16th Lok Sabha, the BJP alone won 71 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, while Apna Dal, which was part of the NDA with them, won 2 seats. This was the best performance of BJP in the state so far. However, in the 2019 elections of the 17th Lok Sabha, the seats of BJP were reduced. Including 62 seats of BJP and 2 seats of Apna Dal, which is part of NDA as its ally, the total number was 64.
These veteran leaders took revenge
If seen, the BJP was the first to get a big blow. When Sushasan Babu Nitish Kumar, who contested the 17th Lok Sabha elections by joining the National Democratic Alliance with the BJP in Bihar, took a different path. On his voice and initiative, 26 parties together have formed the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) to stop the victory march of the ruling BJP government at the Centre. Whose two meetings have also been held.
The third meeting of this Grand Alliance is going to be held in Mumbai. However, the BJP recovered very quickly from the setback of Sushasan Babu. He has controlled the damage to a great extent by bringing both LJP factions including nephew Chirag Paswan and uncle Pashupati Paras as well as former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. Similarly, after the split in Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the rebellion of Ajit Pawar, BJP has strengthened the NDA by bringing it along with it.