The Samajwadi Occasion (SP) has determined to problem the BJP alliance in Uttar Pradesh by mobilising backward caste communities on the caste census difficulty earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha election, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav indicated right here on Sunday.
“The widespread folks need caste census and the SP alliance will continue its fight for the caste census in Uttar Pradesh,” Yadav mentioned at a convention organised by his alliance companion the Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) to mark the start anniversary of Apna Dal founder Sonelal Patel on the SP state workplace right here.
Describing the caste census as one of many largest points within the nation, he mentioned a number of nations have made provisions to empower the weaker sections. They’ve formulated and carried out guidelines accordingly, he added.
However in our nation, individuals are being misguided by false slogans of the Bhartiya Janata Occasion, he alleged.
“If we elevate the problem of caste census, the BJP will tag us a casteist occasion. The BJP leaders shrewdly elevate the slogan ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’. Will the slogan empower the folks or finish inequality? Inequality within the society will finish solely when caste census is accomplished and all of the communities get share in accordance with their inhabitants,” he mentioned.
He reiterated the Samajwadi Occasion will problem the NDA with its PDA system — Pichda (backward courses), Dalit and Alpasankhyak (Minorities). The PDA will additionally fight for the caste census in Uttar Pradesh earlier than the Lok Sabha election, he mentioned.
Sonelal Patel’s start anniversary prompted exhibits of power by rival Apna Dal factions in Lucknow. The Apna Dal (Sonelal) led by Union minister Anupriya Patel is a companion of the ruling Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) whereas the Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) is an SP ally.
The Apna Dal (S) organised a convention in Indira Gandhi Pratisthan in Lucknow. The Apna Dal (Okay) led by Sonelal’s spouse and Anupriya’s mom Krishna Patel held its programme on the Samajwadi Occasion’s state unit workplace.
Yadav mentioned the Apna Dal (Okay) had deposited the charge for the programme in Indira Gandhi Pratishthan however was denied “permission attributable to a conspiracy by the BJP”. Therefore, the venue of the convention was shifted to the SP workplace, he mentioned.
“We have now assembled to recollect Sonelal Patel who launched Apna Dal. His birthplace was Kannauj, which is our ‘karma bhoomi.’ Our relationship with Apna Dal founder could be very previous,” Akhilesh Yadav mentioned.
“Sonelal Patel fought for the dignity of the disadvantaged communities. He even took dangers and was attacked in Allahabad throughout a programme. He needed to bear remedy for a number of years for restoration. We should always vow to observe in his footsteps and understand his goals. This will be true tribute to mass chief,” the SP chief mentioned.
Apna Dal (Okay) president Krishna Patel mentioned the convention on caste census is an actual tribute to Sonelal Patel. Caste census will finish discrimination towards the backward communities, she mentioned, including that the events utilizing different backward courses (OBCs) as a vote-bank will get a befitting reply within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.