As UP elections come closer, parties have started to play politics of polarization. SP and BSP have always been famous for dividing people in the name of caste, community and religion for their personal interests. Muzzaffar Nagar riots during SP rule are live example of their open support to communal approach. Uttar Pradesh has been long victim of such sort of politics played by almost every party and leaders like Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, L K Advani, Azam Khan. During UP elections, leaders only talk about caste and religion. There are no debates over employment, infrastructure and growth of the state.
BSP chief Mayawati announced the merger of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Quami Ekta Dal (QED) with her party Bahujan Samaj Party and gave tickets to him and his family members, a move that underlines her desperation to woo the minority vote. With this, the total number of tickets BSP has given to Muslims in the assembly elections has gone up to 99, the highest ever given to the minority community by a mainstream party in Uttar Pradesh’s political history.
Here is a statement that clearly proves that they are trying to divide society in the name of religion. QED chief and Mukhtar Ansari’s brother Afzal Ansari said he decided for a merger with BSP after realising that “only Mayawati can stop BJP from coming to power”. He said his negotiations with SP failed despite giving support to the ruling party. “I was told by Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) that (UP CM) Akhileshji does not like Muslims,” Ansari added.
Now what would you say. Is it not an example of politics of polarization.
The state has given India numerous eminent leaders. Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and their whole family have been winning their seats from UP for last several years. Congress party has ruled in center for more than 50 years, still there is poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and no world class infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh.
Before and during elections, by promising to distribute some freebies to citizens and with the power of money and muscle, politicians get successful in forming government. However, no body cares about the development of the state and voters.
Uttar Pradesh is a state full of opportunities. Central government and state government need to work together in order to improve the plight of people living in Uttar Pradesh. People living outside consider this state a land of crime, illiteracy and communal riots.
The attitude shown by BSP completely shows how desperate this party is. It wants to win election any how even if it has to play with integrity of nation.
Mukhtar Ansari is infamous as a gangster and prime accused in the Krishnand Rai murder case. There is a huge list of such leaders who have been given tickets by parties like Congress, SP and BSP. What kind of politics are they playing? They are trying to divide the society and election commission must ban such parties.