The attendance at the wedding reception of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Celebration chief Om Prakash Rajbhar’s son and the congratulatory messages obtained on the event have attracted consideration with lower than a 12 months to go for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Over the previous few days, the one time when Om Prakash hasn’t been accepting greetings on the telephone on his son’s wedding is when he has been receiving VIPs.
The SBSP chief, who has perfected the artwork of the political flip-flop, would once more be essentially the most wanted Different Backward Lessons (OBC) ally in jap Uttar Pradesh for each the Bhartiya Janata Celebration and the Samajwadi Celebration.
Whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi despatched a congratulatory message, chief minister Yogi Adityanath additionally did so, albeit by means of his emissary. Former bureaucrat-turned-advisor Awanish Kumar Awasthi, deputy chief minister and BJP’s OBC Keshav Prasad Maurya, Samajwadi Celebration veteran Ram Gobind Chaudhary and Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary, different Yogi ministers, celebration veterans, Modi ministers and high bureaucrats attended the wedding reception at Rajbhar’s ancestral village in Varanasi, Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.
What makes the SBSP chief so necessary?
“Again in 2017, the affiliation with SBSP had labored brilliantly for BJP because it raised its tally from 14 seats that it received within the 2012 meeting polls from east UP to 72. The SP’s numbers sunk from 52 in 2012 to only seven in 2017. The SBSP obtained 34% votes, successful 4 of the eight seats it contested in alliance with BJP. Within the 2022 UP meeting polls, the alliance with the SP proved helpful for each. That’s what makes Om Prakash Rajbhar an enigma for main political events, mainly the BJP and the SP. The road-up of leaders and congratulatory messages on his son’s marriage point out his importance,” mentioned Athar Siddiqui of the Centre for Goal Analysis and Growth.
The SBSP chief was a political nonentity till the then UP BJP in-charge Amit Shah found him and the potential of his 3-4% OBC Rajbhar vote financial institution in 2016. A 12 months later, his celebration for the primary time received 4 seats in 2017 UP polls that it contested in alliance with BJP.
He walked out of the ruling coalition shortly after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He was promptly embraced by the Samajwadi Celebration forward of the 2022 UP polls.
Regardless of a BJP wave, he managed to assist his and the Samajwadi Celebration’s trigger. Whereas the SBSP received six seats within the 2022 UP polls, the SP’s tactical alliance with the SBSP and the RLD in east and west UP, respectively, helped greater than double its tally from 47 to 111.
That’s the reason, having calculated the importance of Rajbhar’s help, the BJP had rushed its then state vice-president Daya Shankar Singh, the present transport minister, to rearrange a gathering between Rajbhar and the then UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev, in a determined bid to name off the SP-SBSP alliance within the 2022 UP polls. That transfer failed then. However, publish 2022 UP polls, Om Prakash, after alleging he wasn’t invited by the SP management for a gathering with the opposition’s Presidential nominee Yashwant Sinha, broke ranks with the SP to vote for Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and present President Droupadi Murmu. He was promptly rewarded with a ‘Y’ class safety cowl by the Yogi 2.0 regime, making it obvious that BJP was wooing him once more.
Om Prakash feels that he has relations throughout events, the explanation why there have been so many company and congratulatory messages. “Why learn an excessive amount of into a wedding operate?” requested Om Prakash, retaining playing cards near his chest and unwilling to disclose his political route in 2024.
Om Prakash feels that he has relations throughout events, the explanation why there have been so many company and congratulatory messages.