Assembly elections will be held in UP after a few months. The arithmetic of political gains and losses has started. This time, except Bahujan Samaj Party and Aam Aadmi Party, all the big parties of UP are saying that this time they will tie up with smaller parties. The victory figures of these smaller parties may have been less in the last elections but they play a big role in making and breaking the game. Small parties have a lot of importance in the politics of Uttar Pradesh. Perhaps this is the reason why the BJP, Congress or the Samajwadi Party are all ready to make mistakes with the smaller parties. In the last elections, the BJP has played the math of electoral gains by forming alliances with smaller parties.
Who’s with whom in 2017?
The Bharatiya Janata Party exercised an alliance with Apna Dal (S) and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SubhSP) in 2017. They got positive results from it. In 2017 assembly elections BJP gave 8 seats to Suheldev Party and 11 to Apna Dal and itself contested 384 seats. BJP got 312 seats, SubhaSP 4 and Apna Dal S got 9 seats. After this, everyone understood how these small teams could prove to be of great use. At the same time small parties also realized their importance. Till the time of the last assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, there were about 474 small registered parties. Out of these 289 parties participated in the elections, out of which about 20 are such small parties, whose influence is from the local level to the caste level in the state. Large parties want to take him with them for this reason.
importance of small parties
The emergence of parties doing small caste politics in UP is new. These parties claim to have a hold in their class, but they alone do not have the strength to win the elections. So he has to go with some big party. In the situation that has come in the politics of UP, even big parties understand the importance of such small parties very well. These small parties also gradually start playing an important role in the politics of the state. Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party has formed a partnership Sankalp Morcha of 8 smaller parties. The leader of the Bharatiya Samaj Party is Omprakash Rajbhar, who was with the BJP in the last elections. This time the parties with whom he has announced to form a front include Asuddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM, Bharatiya Vanchit Party, Janata Kranti Prati, Rashtra Uday Party and Apna Dal (K).
Who’s with whom in 22?
The way caste awareness has dominated the politics of the state in UP, some new parties have also been born in the last few years. The past election results also show that big parties cannot afford to ignore these parties. First of all the BJP has understood the importance of these parties. However, some big parties of Uttar Pradesh like Bahujan Samaj Party and Aam Aadmi Party have decided that they will not join hands with any smaller parties. He is making up his mind to jump into the electoral battle on his own. Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has also made it clear that this time the Congress would prefer to contest the elections in alliance with smaller parties rather than big parties. For this, before the elections, Shivpal Singh Yadav’s Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party is trying to forge an alliance with smaller parties. Shivpal Yadav has some influence in Etawah, Mainpuri, Sambhal belt, where the number of Yadavs is very high. At the same time, she is also trying to join hands with the Rashtriya Lok Dal. How much benefit the big parties will get from these small parties, it will be known only from the coming election results. But it is certain that in the current politics, both need each other. Political pundits say that the same coalition will form the government where there will be good coordination between small and big parties.