Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had said that he would divide the seats in the alliance by the end of January. Akhilesh did this also. At the end of last week, he posted on Now what will happen next will also be decided soon. If Congress does not agree to this then the Indi alliance may break in UP also. It is noteworthy that the Indi alliance formed to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party from power has reached the margins in North India. The ‘backbone’ of the Indi alliance has been broken in West Bengal and Bihar. Aam Aadmi Party’s stance also seems to be similar regarding Punjab. Now only Uttar Pradesh is left, but the situation here too is not very good. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav is also feeling uncomfortable with the wavering attitude of Congress. BSP was already outside. If we talk about Jayant Chaudhary’s party Rashtriya Lok Dal, Akhilesh has given him seven Lok Sabha seats in Western Uttar Pradesh as per the agreement. Along with this, Samajwadi Party has also intensified the search for its candidates on almost all the seats. Candidates have also been decided on some seats. The condition of Indi alliance is such that in UP, Samajwadi Party has kept away from Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and is running PDA Yatra. They feel that only PDA will defeat NDA. The situation is such that the Samajwadi Party has even announced that the party leaders will not participate in Rahul Gandhi’s Nyay Yatra when it passes through Uttar Pradesh.
From Akhilesh’s words, it seems that like Nitish Kumar and Mamata Banerjee, he can also decide to distance himself from the Indi alliance at any time, but Akhilesh has not yet opened his mouth against the Indi alliance. Akhilesh Yadav is definitely saying that Congress will also have to fulfill its responsibility. Convince Mamata Banerjee and take her along. Also keep small groups together. Akhilesh is a little uncomfortable with Nitish leaving the Indi alliance, but due to his family ties with Lalu’s family, he (Akhilesh) does not want to be seen standing with Nitish. But Akhilesh is not liking Mamata Banerjee’s distance from the Indi alliance at all. The reason for this is the good chemistry between Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh.
In fact, Akhilesh Yadav has expressed his disappointment many times over the role of Congress in the India alliance. He clearly said that this alliance was formed on the initiative of Nitish but Congress did not show any readiness regarding it. If Nitish had remained in the India alliance, he could have become Prime Minister. It is noteworthy that when the India alliance was announced, Samajwadi Party had joined it along with Rashtriya Lok Dal from UP, but with the passage of time, the relations between Congress and Akhilesh Yadav deteriorated. Everyone had seen the tussle between Congress and SP over seat sharing in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh elections.
If we talk about Lok Sabha elections, now three months are left for the elections, but the seat sharing formula in the Indian alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections is not being decided. Actually, Congress wants that it should be given seats on the basis of its performance in UP in 2009, whereas Akhilesh is not ready for this. The message has already been given by SP that it is the main opposition party in UP and whatever seats will be given, it will give it from itself. On the other hand, the attitude of UP Congress also seems to be to create its own path separate from Samajwadi Party. She wants to put the gun on SP’s shoulder and use it. The situation is that on one hand, efforts are being made in the Congress to strengthen its support base by conducting yatras across the state, while on the other hand, an attempt has been made to convey the message through Saryu Snan in Ayodhya. At the same time, harsh statements against each other are also coming to the fore between SP and Congress. Questions are being raised on the intentions of Congress by the party leaders, although Akhilesh Yadav has been avoiding saying anything directly.
Overall, Akhilesh Yadav has put Congress in the dock regarding the latest situation of India Alliance. He said that the alliance was also formed on the initiative of Nitish Kumar, but Congress did not appear very ready in the first meeting itself. Although Akhilesh Yadav has also made it clear that he is not in the race for the post of Prime Minister, but he has left aside the question on whether he will campaign with Rahul Gandhi of Congress in UP or not.
Talking about coalition politics in UP, if we look at the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the last few years, it is clearly visible that there are alliances against BJP in UP. Sometimes Congress-SP join hands and sometimes Maya and Akhilesh become one, forgetting their old enmity. If we talk about Indi alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, then only Congress will benefit from Akhilesh joining Congress. At present only Rae Bareli seat is with Congress. If there is seat sharing with Samajwadi Party, then Congress will get the benefit of its vote bank somewhere. If there is no alliance then the path will not be easy for Congress. The organization’s presence on the ground is negligible. Congress also has a shortage of leaders.
On the other hand, BJP’s organization is in the strongest position at present. This time too, it is not going to be an easy contest for Congress in Rae Bareli. At the same time, BSP is also in a very weak position. It was only because of the alliance with SP that it could win 10 seats in 2019. The condition of BSP is that it has only one MLA in the assembly. Muslim voters have made their stand clear in the last assembly elections that they are with SP only. In such a situation, the command of seat sharing is with Akhilesh Yadav only.
Well, the people of the country may not like to see politicians changing their behavior, character and face according to time and need, but it does not make any difference to the leaders. He knows that people’s memory is very weak and they do not remember anything for long. Our leaders take advantage of this. Today, the leaders of Aam Aadmi Party and the Chief Minister of Delhi are the biggest examples of this. Janata Dal United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is even called Palturam. In this context, the name of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also cannot be ignored. Today, Samajwadi leaders may be chanting the name of Ram, but it cannot be forgotten that the hem of their party is stained with the blood of Kar Sevaks. Akhilesh’s politics also seems to be similar due to which BJP is not only attacking him, the leaders of the parties standing with SP are also showing the mirror to Akhilesh.