The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to reach out to the underprivileged Dalit community and retell their leaders of the infamous State Guest House attack, where BJP leaders saved Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati from SP cadres. The event will be highlighted at the workshops scheduled to be held in all 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh between April 14 and May 5. The UP BJP SC/ST wing chief Ram Chandra Kannaujia has shared the details about the heroic efforts of Brahmdutt Dwivedi, the then BJP MLA from Farrukhabad who had saved the political life of Mayawati from the anger of SP workers.
This is a response to the SP ruling leader Akhilesh Yadav’s tribute to BSP founder Kanshi Ram on Monday where he had unveiled his statue in Rae Bareli. To try to defend the fractured relationship, Mayawati noted that the SP-BSP alliance would still be in tact if not for the State Guest House attack. BJP leader Kannaujia further accused the SP of shallow politics in the name of Dalit leaders. In addition to this, BJP leader Yogi Adityanath and Bhupendra Chaudhary have also paid their respects to the late leader during his birth anniversary.
In this tug of war between SP and BJP, both parties are trying hard to squeeze the Dalits out of the BSP. The aim of both parties is to gain their votes, as they hold a significant electoral role in the UP politics. The SP have started the Ambedkar Vahini to boost their Dalit outreach while BJP focuses on the incident from the State Guest House. According to the political analysts, the conversation between the two parties has become increasingly aggressive as the parties are gearing up for the 2024 general elections.