Lok Sabha elections of 2019: Casta, not Balakot, key issue in Ghazipur of UP
GHAZIPUR: Not The Air Attack In Pakistan ' S Balakot Neither Agreement With Rafale's Plane, But The Caste Equation Is What The Winner Will Probably Decide, A Hindi Heart Lok Sabha Electoral District The BJP Is Desperate To Retain.
The Minister Of Telecommunications, Who Seeks Reelection From This Seat, Faces A Tough Fight Of The Joint Candidate Samajwadi Party (SP) And The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Who Together Voted More Votes Than The BJP In 2014 Surveys.
Sinha Won The Seat In 2014 For A Margin Of More Than 32,400 Votes, But The Total Votes Polled For Him In 3.06 Lakh Was Below 5.16 Lakh Of Votes Cornered By SP And BSP Together.
His Fight This Time Has Turned A Bit Difficult Since The Local Musc Afzal Ansari Of BSP Is The Joint Candidate Of ' Mahagathbandhan ' (BSP-SP-RLD Alliance).
Of The Approximately 19 Lakh Voters In The Circumscription, About 21 Percent Are Dalit And 10 Percent Are Muslims.
While The Alliance Expects To Win Dalit, Muslim Classes And Other Classes Overdue For Ansari, Congress Can Reduce Their Votes Since Their Ajit Kumar Kushwaha Candidate Comes From The Influential Agricultural Community Behind.
And These Caste Equations Seem To Be Playing In The Minds Of Many, If Not All, Of The Voters In This Seat In - A Region That Is Said To Play A Crucial Role In Determining The Formation Of Government In The Center.
People Who Do Not Know Basic Reality Talk About Basic Arithmetic, But The Choice Has To Do With Chemistry. Gathbandhan Is Not Working On The Ground. People Are Very Agitated Against The Alliance. The People In Ghazipur Are Rising Above The Caste And The Religion To Vote For The Development. People Of All Breeds And Classes Are With BJP, Sinha Said.
If You Have To Believe Some Locals, 7-9 Lakh Voters Belonging To The Yadav Community, Traditionally SP Voters, Muslims And Dalits Will Dominate The Choice.
The Mahagathbandhan Waits For The BSP Ansari Candidate To Help Hold The Dalit Vows That Form The Nucleus Of The Mayawati Party In Addition To Attracting The Muslims. The Crucial Question, However, Is If The Main Votes Of Yadav SP Will Be Transferred To The Alliance.
But Sinha, A Bhumihar, A Prevalent Breed Group In Neighbor Bihar But Numerically Insignificant In Uttar Pradesh, Waits For His Work To Return It To Parliament For Fourth Time.
A Heart Farmer Who Maintains A Low Profile, Sinha Is A Civil Engineer And Alumnus Of IIT-BHU. He Is Affectionately Called" Vikas Purush" By His Followers.
The Locals Endorse Sinha's Work, But Not Everyone Says They Will Be Guided By Their Development Initiatives Or The BJP Push About National Security. Nor Do They Believe In The Board Of Congress Of ' NYAY ' And Alleged Corruption In The Rafale Agreement.
A Yadav Community Newspaper Vendor, Who Did Not Want To Be Named, Acknowledged That A Lot Of Development Work Has Been Done In Ghazipur Under Sinha, But He Said That His Community Is Inclined To Vote For Mahagathbandhan.
On The Other Hand, Raj Narain Yadav, A Teacher In Muskabad Village, Rejected Claims That His Community Will Support The Mahagathbandhan Candidate Only.
" More Than Half Of My Caste's People In Ghazipur Are Literate And Progressive, These People Have Seen The Development That Has Happened In The Last 5 Years And Will Vote For Development And Not For Caste-based Policies, He Said.
A Muslim Merchant Said That The People In His Community Are Not Saying What They Think Because They Fear Being Attacked.
" Sinha As Guy Has Worked A Lot In Ghazipur, But If We Vote For Him, (Narendra) Modi-Yogi (Adityanath) Will Not Believe That We Vote For BJP And We Keep Targeting, We Appreciate The Development, But The Muslims Have No More Choice Than To Align With Gathbandhan , He Said.
His Opinions Were Challenged By A Muslim Student.
" This Is A Common Perception That Muslims Will Align With Mahagathbandhan, But Many Of My Relatives And People In The Village Will Vote For Sinha Ji Due To The Development Work Performed By Him" Said Ahmad Rizvi From The Village Of Arjanipur.
Residents Of Ghazipur Recognized Improvement In Roads, Electricity, Employment Opportunities With The Beginning Of Rail Training And The Research Center In The City.
Sinha Affirmed That Anger Is Specifically Against The Mahagathbandhan Candidate.
" The Person Who Once Said He Will Drill The Cycle, Will Trim The Dhoti Of Mulayam Singh Yadav From Ghazipur Until Ghaziabad Today Is The Candidate Of The Covenant The Holidays Have Joined But Not Their Hearts, Sinha Affirmed.
He Affirmed That Congress Will Not Even Consider A Political Party In The East Of The UP.
" Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Has Said They Have Submitted Candidates To Weaken The BJP People Have Already Rejected Congress, Sinha Said.
He Also Rejected Any Impact Of Om Prakash Rajbhar Leaving The BJP Alliance.
Ansari Claimed That The Kushwaha Community Is Agitated With BJP, Since Keshav Prasad Maurya Was Projected As The Face Of CM, But They Gave The Post To Adityanath.
He Alleged That Poor People Of All Castes And Minorities Have Joined Against BJP Because They Feel They Want To End The Constitution And End The Reservation.
Candidate To Kushwaha Congress Alleged That The BJP Has Not Fulfilled Its Promises.
" People Are Not Satisfied With Candidate Gathbandhan, Their Image Is Not Good, He Has A Connection With The World Of Crime, People Do Not Want To Vote For Him, Sinha, As Minister, Could Build Roads And Establish A Train Training Center But Jobs Were Assigned To Those Who Were Close To Him, Kushwaha Said.
Sinha Rejected The Kushwaha Accusations And Said That 7,000 People Of All Castes Were Contracted Directly By Companies During An Organized Labor Fair In Ghazipur.
The Voting In Ghazipur Will Be Performed In The Last Phase On May 19.