took place on October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri scandal After Uttar Pradesh Politics (UP Assembly Election 2022) was hot. All the leaders of the opposition left for Lakhimpur. Among them, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (Bhupesh Baghel) and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Charanjit Singh Channi) were also included. Let us know what is the political reason behind the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Punjab being so active in Uttar Pradesh. Congress wants to serve electoral interests through this. He feels that with the activism of these leaders, he will get the vote of his caste in Uttar Pradesh.

Baghel and Channi’s visit to Uttar Pradesh seems at first sight meaningless. But when we look at it from the perspective of next year’s assembly elections, the strategy of the Congress is understandable. In fact, the role of caste in Uttar Pradesh elections is very important. By the way, Bhupesh Baghel of Kurmi caste and Charanjit Singh Channi coming from Dalit society can play an important role for Congress in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

How many Kurmi voters are there in Uttar Pradesh?

Kurmis are considered to be the largest voter segment of OBCs in Uttar Pradesh after Yadavs. The importance of Kurmis can be understood from the fact that the ruling BJP has tied up with Apna Dal (Sonelal), considered the party of Kurmis. BJP state president Swatantra Dev Singh also comes from the Kurmi caste. The BJP has also given Pankaj Chaudhary a place in the Union Cabinet only to satisfy the Kurmi votes. The importance of caste in the UP elections can be understood from the fact that Pankaj Chaudhary, who is winning the election on BJP ticket for 6 times, has been made a minister for the first time. On the other hand, the SP is also not lagging behind in cultivating Kurmi votes. Its state president Naresh Uttam Patel also belongs to the Kurmi caste. Beni Prasad Verma, a strong leader of the Kurmi caste, was one of the founders of the SP.

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The role of Kurmi caste is decisive in about 50 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh. Districts like Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Pratapgarh, Sant Kabir Nagar, Siddharthnagar, Basti, Shravasti, Bahraich, Barabanki, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Unnao, Jalaun, Etah, Fatehpur, Bareilly, Sitapur and Lakhimpur Kheri have a sizeable Kurmi caste. is population. Till now more than 10 MPs from Lakhimpur Kheri Lok Sabha seat have been from Kurmi caste. At present, there are 26 Kurmi MLAs in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Congress has made Bhupesh Baghel an observer in Uttar Pradesh. He hopes that if Baghel remains active in UP and campaigns, Kurmi voters can come towards him. Therefore, in the coming days, Bhupesh Baghel can be seen more active in Uttar Pradesh. He will also be the star campaigner of Congress.

Will Charanjit Singh Channi be able to get Dalit votes?

Similarly, the Dalit vote in Uttar Pradesh is more than 20 per cent. In view of this, Congress activated Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in Uttar Pradesh. Congress wants to win over Dalit votes through Channi. Before the formation of BSP, the Dalits of Uttar Pradesh used to vote outright for the Congress. But BSP got this vote bank of Congress in its court. A Brahmin vote bank of Congress has already gone to BJP’s court. Congress has been active since long to get Dalit votes. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi used to eat food at the homes of Dalits and used to stay at their homes. But the Congress did not get any benefit from this in the Uttar Pradesh elections. After being made a face in Uttar Pradesh, now Priyanka Gandhi is trying to woo Dalits. Congress feels that Charanjit Singh Channi can help in this. How much benefit he gets from these efforts of Congress, only the results of the assembly elections will tell.

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