By Sourabh Mishra
Indian politics is like a daily soap that gives you full entertainment. Uttar Pradesh family and party politics has taken a new turn where over 50 office-bearers of Samajwadi Party‘s four allied organisations resigned to protest against the expulsion of seven members of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday, some of them wrote their resignation letters in blood.
Describing themselves as ‘Akhileshwadi’-literally, ‘Akhilesh believers’, the term is an improvisation over the word ‘samajwadi’ (socialist). Senior leaders of Samajvadi party who support Mulayam Singh and believe in politics based on caste, religion and hatred are against Akhilesh Yadav’s little efforts to play a politics based on development.
UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav wants to present himself as an independent chief minister who supports development but facts tell another story. Uttar Pradesh has one of the highest crime rate and tops the list of states where most of the riots took place within last few years.
Particular caste is supported when it comes to hiring in government departments of Uttar Pradesh. Communal riots, rape and robbery are common in Uttar Pradesh. Politics of appeasement plays an important role in making of law.
If Akhilesh Yadav really wants to bring a change and present himself as a future leader of India who supports development, he will have to rebel against senior and corrupt leaders like Mulayam Singh, Aazam Khan and Shivpal Yadav who openly support communal powers and criminals but that is not a piece of cake.