- Amit Shah said- It is known as ‘Karmabhoomi’ of Singh
- Kalyan Singh won the assembly elections from Kasganj and Atrauli in 1993.
- Independents won the 2009 Lok Sabha elections
Union Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned the legacy of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh in his first Jan Vishwas rally in Kasganj. Kasganj was the karmabhoomi of Kalyan Singh and it is dominated by backward castes. Amit Shah said in his address that it would have been impossible to win the 2014, 2017 and 2019 elections without the guidance of Kalyan Singh.
In Kasangaj, Amit Shah started and ended his address both in the name of Babuji i.e. Kalyan Singh. What is the political math behind this?
Former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh had won the assembly elections from Kasganj and Atrauli in the year 1993. He contested and won as an independent candidate from Kasganj-Etah seat in 2009 Lok Sabha elections. He always had a love for this field. On Sunday, hoardings with photographs of Amit Shah and Kalyan Singh were seen across the city.
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Home Minister Amit Shah took his name in the beginning of his address and said that after the death of Babuji, I have come to Kasganj for the first time. This is his workplace. He did not even worry about the chair of a state like Uttar Pradesh for Ram Mandir. At the end of the speech, he remembered Kalyan Singh and got the resolution of 300 crossed and called upon Braj to clean up the SP.
what amit shah said
Addressing a rally in UP’s Kasganj on Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh was the first person who spoke about backward castes in the state for the first time. Addressing Babuji for the late Kalyan Singh, Shah said that this was the reason why he dominated the backward castes, this is known as Singh’s ‘karmabhoomi’. He said it would have been impossible to win the 2014, 2017 and 2019 elections without Singh’s guidance and called the BJP an inspiration for its fourth consecutive victory in the 2022 assembly elections.
Targeting caste vote bank
Kalyan Singh is having a strong hold throughout Braj. He belonged to the Lodh Rajput caste. The number of Lodh Rajputs along with Shakya and Yadav caste is also very high in Braj districts. In such a situation, Amit Shah has targeted the vote bank of Lodh Rajputs on the pretext of Kalyan Singh in view of the UP assembly elections. As CM, before the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992, Kalyan Singh played a major role in the Ram Mandir movement as Chief Minister. In such a situation, Amit Shah has targeted many targets with one arrow by mentioning Kalyan Singh before the UP elections.
OBC Maths with Hindutva
In the 1980s, Kalyan Singh had become a big face of OBC in UP. Kalyan Singh was the first symbol of Hindutva along with the politics of backwards in BJP. Backward politics prevailed. If there was anyone to give competition to Mulayam Singh, it was Kalyan Singh. Kalyan used to do the work of putting brakes on Mulayam’s politics. Kalyan Singh linked non-Yadav OBCs with BJP. When BJP came to power in 1991 and Kalyan Singh became the CM. Then he gave an equal share to the OBCs in his cabinet. In such a situation, Amit Shah and BJP have tried to target the OBC vote bank with the help of their names.
Keshav Prasad gets emotional
Before the address of the Union Home Minister, Kalyan Singh was also on the tongue of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. He described Kasganj as the Karmabhoomi of former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and appeared emotional remembering the former Chief Minister. Said that the whole country was in mourning on the death of former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who fulfilled the dream of Ram temple. People gathered to pay tribute to him, but SP chief Akhilesh Yadav did not even pay tribute to him.
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Assembly elections are going to be held in Uttar Pradesh, the state with the largest population in the country. This time this election is to be held for the 18th assembly consisting of 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The term of the 17th Assembly is till May 15. Elections to the 403 seats for the 17th Legislative Assembly were held in 7 phases from 11 February to 8 March 2017. About 61 percent of the voters exercised their franchise. Of these, more than 63 percent were women, while the percentage of men was about 60 percent. In the elections, BJP won 312 seats for the first time and secured three-fourth majority in the UP assembly. The Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance led by Akhilesh Yadav could win 54 seats. Apart from this, Mayawati’s BSP, who had been Chief Minister several times in the state, was reduced to 19 seats.
On Sunday 28 December, Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed rallies in Kasganj and Orai.