In strategy shift after UP rout, Mayawati turns off Brahmin focus, warms up to Muslims again | Political Pulse News,The Indian Express

On March 10, the UP Assembly election results were declared, that showed the BSP registering its worst poll defeat in terms of seats, winning only one seat in the 403-member House and garnering just 12.8 % votes.

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In strategy shift after UP rout, Mayawati turns off Brahmin focus, warms up to Muslims again

On March 10, the UP Assembly election results were declared, that showed the BSP registering its worst poll defeat in terms of seats, winning only one seat in the 403-member House and garnering just 12.8 % votes.











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New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2022 9:29:06 am



































On September 7 last year, when the BSP supremo and four-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mayawati, made her first public appearance at a party event ahead of the UP Assembly elections, it was an unusual sight. Amidst blowing of conch shells and slogans of “Jai Shri Ram”, “Jai Siya Ram” and “Har Har Mahadev”, Mayawati held out a trishul gifted to her there that was part of a series of such events organised to woo Brahmins in the state.

On March 10, the UP Assembly election results were declared, that showed the BSP registering its worst poll defeat in terms of seats, winning only one seat in the 403-member House and garnering just 12.8 % votes. Mayawati was then quick to attribute this BSP debacle to Muslims deserting the party in favour of the SP due to polarisation in the BJP-ruled state. She also said the party learnt its lessons and would change its strategy.

Mayawati and her party have since made as many as 21 statements on issues concerning Muslims so far. In the same six-month period before the elections, she had addressed the Muslim community-related issues just eight times, even as she had made multiple statements concerning Brahmins in the state.

BSP sources said that as identified by Mayawati right after the polls, Muslims have indeed deserted the party. “The effort is to bring them back to the party fold. That is why the party is actively engaging with the community and issues concerning with them in a more pro-active manner now. Perhaps our less than enthusiastic articulation of their concerns before the polls pushed them towards the SP in an environment that had been polarised by the BJP,” said a party leader who did not want to be identified.

BSP spokesperson Dharamveer Chaudhary told The Indian Express that Muslims had been “misled” in the last elections and were now “gravitating towards the BSP after realising their mistake”. He said the party was making multiple efforts at the organisational levels to win back their support.

https://indianexpress.com/article/political-pulse/up-rout-mayawati-turns-off-brahmin-focus-warms-up-to-muslims-8156983/


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