The previous BSP leaders have been pressed into motion by the SP throughout its ongoing Dalit-outreach programmes. The leaders are highlighting the variations between the 2 events, with an intention to consolidate the SP’s base among the many Dalits — a key group together with Jatavs (BSP loyalists) and non-Jatavs reminiscent of Valmikis, Dhobis, Pasis and others — who comprise about 21% of the state’s inhabitants.
“They’ll voters of their respective areas and highlighting how their tenure in BSP was spent dwelling below the shadows of Mayawati, whereas we’re treating them with respect. This type of communication by the (former) BSP leaders is resonating with the normal BSP voters and can assist us enormously,” SP nationwide secretary Rajiv Rai advised ET.
A former BSP MLA who has joined SP stated: “In my 25 years of affiliation with BSP, I by no means met Behenji even as soon as. I by no means had a cup of tea along with her. I don’t also have a single image along with her, however within the final two months I’ve met Akhilesh 5 instances. Respect issues.” The SP can also be making an attempt to woo the Gurjars and OBCs apart from Yadavs