In order to win the Uttar Pradesh elections in early 2022, the Bharatiya Janata Party has proved that it is ready to take any step to seize power with the slogan ‘J. Ambedkar’. It doesn’t matter how much he has to fall in me, he doesn’t mind. BJP national president JP Nanda was on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. According to the strategy adopted by them with the state unit officials, party leaders and workers will raise the slogan ‘Jai Ambedkar’. On the one hand, through this slogan, he is the ‘Jai Bhim’ of the Bahujan Samaj Party.
On the other hand, he will try to tarnish the Dalit vote bank. After meeting people in Lucknow and Agra, it became clear to Nada the manner in which many of the BJP’s vote banks have been wiped out.On the other hand, Muslims and Dalits are very angry with his party. The misfortunes that have befallen the people at the lowest echelons of society during Adityanath’s tenure as Chief Minister have seldom happened. This fact has always been before the top leadership of the BJP, but neither the party nor the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh, the parent organization of the BJP, tried to stop it. The question is whether the innumerable Dalits of the state will forget their oppression and support the return of the ruling party or will they learn a lesson by refusing to do so? This has hardly ever happened to them. This fact has always been before the top leadership of the BJP, but neither the party nor the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh, the parent organization of the BJP, tried to stop it.
The question is whether the innumerable Dalits of the state will forget their oppression and support the return of the ruling party or will they learn a lesson by refusing to do so? This has hardly ever happened to them. This fact has always been before the top leadership of the BJP, but neither the party nor the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh, the parent organization of the BJP, tried to stop it. The question is whether the innumerable Dalits of the state will forget their oppression and support the return of the ruling party or will they learn a lesson by refusing to do so?
While the Adityanath-led BJP government has set many records of administrative failure in the last four-and-a-half years, it has also created an atmosphere of hatred and violence for many sections. When Yogi became the Chief Minister, he made many claims for development, but during this time, the number of unemployed in the state did not decrease and no special development work could be done. It was not possible for the government, which was always plagued by sectarian and caste differences, to raise the living standards of the people by carrying out economic reforms. Among the 19 most affected states, UP was the most important. A large number of people died from corona here. First, a large number of workers working in the outlying areas returned to the state in distress.
Hungry and thirsty, these people had returned here after traveling hundreds of kilometers on foot. Neither the means of transport were provided for them nor food and water were arranged for them. On the contrary, force was used on them somewhere in the state, and somewhere they were kept hungry and thirsty. Hazardous chemicals were even sprayed on them. The second wave of Corona brought even bigger havoc. Bodies drowning in rivers, dead bodies buried under sand on the banks became a topic of discussion all over the world. Instead of improving the system, the state government showed more interest in taking action against those publishing such information and news. During this corona epidemic, Panchayat elections were also conducted in the state government, during which many employees died while performing election related duties. For this, even after the High Court’s advice, the lockdown was lifted in many districts. Many of those who died belonged to the poor.
The Muslim and Depressed Classes of the state have had to bear the brunt of state-supported hatred and violence. This tenure is littered with such examples. The real thing is that Yogi’s victory was only on the strength of the hatred spread towards Muslims. Cases like graveyards, torture of people involved in the new citizenship law, Dr. Kafeel were reported in comparison to the crematorium. In a way, the government there has been called the government of Hindus. Various criminal cases were registered against the minorities, which were clearly registered out of malice. First the state government fell on the people opposing the citizenship law, while later many people of minority society were harassed. Many innocent were killed in cases of cow slaughter or beef. Many episodes of love jihad or forced religious slogans of this state have also become a topic of discussion in the last four and a half years.
Along with this, the casteist face of the government has also come to the fore. The people of the lower castes were oppressed ruthlessly at the hands of the upper caste classes. Many Dalits have been beaten up, raped, their properties have been damaged. The people at whose hands this has happened are such domineering people of the society who were said to have the open support of the power. The funny thing is that here the struggle of the varnas became in such a way that even between the highest called Kshatriyas and Brahmins of the society there was a conflict. By the way, Adityanath should have nothing to do with caste and creed after becoming a sanyasi. But during his reign the inclination of the administration towards the Thakurs was clearly visible. Brahmins are feeling themselves not only neglected but also to some extent humiliated. Even Arvind Sharma, said to be very close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was not given special attention by Adityanath, who was sent by Modi to keep an eye on the Chief Minister. Yogi’s status has increased to such an extent that he also keeps Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his hand. Even the RSS has had to declare Yogi as the face of the election – bypassing Modi.
Due to administrative failures on the one hand and the displeasure of most communities and sects on the other, the condition of BJP in the upcoming elections is being considered very bad. Due to this, now there is no way before him but to join hands in front of different castes and groups. At that time, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat himself had to say that those who do not want to see Muslims in the country and indulge in acts like mob lynching are not Hindus. Similarly, BJP is going at their rate to woo angry Brahmins. By the way, to bring the Pandits into their camp, their arch rival Bahujan Samaj Party is also holding a Brahmin conference. In the same series, the same BJP is knocking on the doors of Dalits which has been keeping a deep hatred towards them. Anti-reservation BJP ministers and leaders eat food at Dalits, They have been doing dramas like washing the feet of the cleaning workers. How can Dalits forget that incidents of Dalit atrocities are common during the BJP rule.
It remains to be seen whether the BJP can win the votes of these Dalits by chanting ‘Jai Ambedkar’ (denoting it as all-pervading), whom the Sangh and it itself have been projecting as the biggest villains in the history of modern India? According to him, the reason for the plight of India is the reservation system provided by Ambedkar.