The politics in Uttar Pradesh is getting interesting and moving up and down day by day. The elections in the largest state in terms of population means fueling the confidence of the winning party and which decides the fate of the party in the centre as well. Setting aside the important issues the politicians can be seen visiting temples but will it prove fruitful for winning elections and for the nation as a whole?
Congress seems to have lost its place in UP and now it only has work of supporting other parties. This Congress is completely different from the time when Nehru and Indira Gandhi used to lead. It has left with no agenda except targeting girls and providing them with a reservation of 40% in the elections along with going to temples for darshan.
Talking of Samajwadi Party (SP), the regional party of the state seems a strong contender to the ruling party BJP. The party and its people are also visiting temples like others but will it be enough for targeting Hindu votes? The party is involved in the mass killings of “Kar Sevaks” and the Chief of SP at that time also said, “If it required I would have ordered to fire and kill more people”. This has a testimony to the fact that Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav apologized for his deeds in his last parliamentary speech. The image of the party is anti-Hindu and to get rid of this image Akhilesh Yadav has to put forward his already done works and what he thinks to be in the good interest of the public.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is at its performance low and it can be concluded from the previous records of the party in the elections. BSP should look for the points of development and relate them to the issues of the people in order to provide a tough competition to others. AIMIM under Owaisi wants to stand apart by only targeting Muslims but the history clearly shows that this shot inflicts damage but does not give any fruitful result. Yes, the votes will divide and those who depend on Muslim votes will definitely feel the pressure from AIMIM.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is playing its previous part in providing free electricity, water, and health facilities on the principle of the Delhi Model. This seems to be a good point of luring votes but there is the other meaning of this free scheme i.e. by providing free schemes you are making people much more helpless and useless. People will not work and the coming generations will say “If we can get things free then why should we work?” In this way, you are taking away the golden rule of “Hard work” as put forward by Lord Krishna in the holy Gita.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently the ruling party in the state led by CM Yogi Adityanath. Working on “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas” agenda given by PM Modi the party seems to have an advantage in the coming elections. By solving the case of Sri Ram Mandir, the party seems successful in luring Hindu votes to its side and is putting openly the development projects taken by the CM in the state. In the recent Panchayat elections, BJP inflicted great damage to the other parties but the result of by-elections has somewhat hurt the sentiments of BJP as well because of their defeat at many places and that will have a bearing on the coming elections in 2022.
All the parties are trying their level best to lure voters to their sides and beat the heat but in many times the issues get diverted to petty things that do not bear any relation to the people. The results will speak of everything but for real development to take place the important issues must be taken into consideration.