The disclosing of a statue of former Prime Minister VP Singh by Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin and Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav in Chennai on Monday appears to have set the pitch for the Mandal 2.0 politics on political turf of Singh—Uttar Pradesh—forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Talking on the occasion, Stalin and Yadav known as for the unity of the political events eager to make sure social justice. The duo raised the demand of the caste census and structure of an all-party committee of MPs to supervise the implementation of the reservation coverage on the nationwide degree.
“The set up of the statue of VP Singh in Chennai has despatched a message throughout the nation earlier than the upcoming Lok Sabha election particularly to Uttar Pradesh the house turf of Singh,” each the leaders stated.
An in depth aide of VP Singh and nationwide president, Kisan Manch, Vinod Singh stated, “Unveiling of the statue of VP Singh referred to as messiah of social justice in Tamil Nadu has activated the social justice forces and it would work for a broader alliance among the many like-minded events earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha election. The occasion has despatched a clear-cut message to the political events that even after 15 years of Singh demise, his beliefs shall be driving power in the nationwide and state politics.”
“In 1990 the Nationwide Entrance authorities led by VP Singh applied the advice of Mandal Fee paving means for offering 27% reservation to the socially and educationally backward lessons in authorities jobs. Then SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav had opposed the choice of Singh authorities and the statue of Singh was not put in when the SP authorities was in energy in U.P.,” he claimed.
“Right now when the backward class politics is witnessing revival in the nationwide politics, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav visited Chennai to attend the occasion organised for unveiling of Singh’s statue put in on the Presidency Faculty premises,” he added.
“VP Singh had stated his beliefs shall be a compulsion for the political events. The events and leaders against social justice should observe it for survival in the politics. Right now, the BJP and the Congress that had opposed the implementation of Mandal Fee are actually striving to emerge because the torch-bearer of the backward politics,” he stated.
Bahujan Samaj Social gathering (BSP) chief Bhim Rajbhar stated, “BSP president Mayawati had highlighted the contribution of VP Singh to social justice in the course of the occasion’s latest election marketing campaign in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. The BSP had supported the Nationwide Entrance authorities. On the demand of the BSP, Dr Ambedkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna by the VP Singh authorities in 1990. The BSP is working for social justice and empowerment of the weaker part.”
Welcoming the set up of VP Singh’s statue, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state unit president Ashok Singh stated, “The occasion has despatched a message throughout the nation. VP Singh’s politics was not based mostly on caste politics however on social justice for the weaker part. The events Janata Dal (U), RJD, Biju Janata Dal and DMK that labored on social justice method are in energy in varied states.”
BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi stated, “Some events are doing backward politics for vote whereas PM Narendra Modi labored for the empowerment of the backward class. The PM comes from the backward group. He has given Constitutional standing to the Backward Class Fee. The NDA authorities has given reservation to OBCs in medical entrance and the backward group had received most illustration in the BJP organisation and the federal government. The opposition events are selling dynasty in the title of the OBC politics.”
Launching a scathing assault on the opposition events, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Social gathering (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, an ally of the NDA, stated, “When in energy, the SP and the BSP didn’t keep in mind VP Singh however with eye on OBC votes earlier than the 2024 election, their leaders are recalling contribution of Singh and implementation of Mandal Fee. Right now when all events are following beliefs of VP Singh, the SBSP has raised the demand for the implementation of the advice of the Social Justice Committee and Justice Rohini Fee.”
Former head of political science division, Lucknow College, prof SK Dwivedi stated, “Beliefs of VP Singh are again in politics after the demand of caste census is being raised by the opposition events. Political theorist Rajni Kothari had stated that caste is deep rooted in the Indian politics and it’ll by no means go away. Each Ambedkar and Lohia raised the demand for abolition of the caste system however their followers are indulging in the caste politics to seize energy. The social justice is not going to succeed in mere reservation in jobs however financial empowerment of the weaker part.”