Uttar Pradesh Election News: Small Parties Pitch Themselves As Game Changers!!
In the assembly polls, smaller political outfits play a key role in transferring their “dedicated” vote bank to their allies, but in Lok Sabha elections such parties have traditionally struggled to make a big impact. In uttar pradesh election news, Small parties such as the NISHAD Party, Apna Dal(S) and AIMIM may not account for many Lok Sabha seats in 2019, but are pitching themselves as potential “game changers” in the BJP versus opposition battle in the state.
However, several parties such as the NISHAD Party, Peace Party, Apna Dal (Sonelal), Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) are pitching themselves as attractive allies for the 2019 polls, asserting that in close contests their transfer of vote bank would decisively influence the outcome in the state.
It is likely that they would be given very few seats to contest, but these parties believe that they would be able to swing the result in favour of bigger alliance partners by transferring their vote bank.
NISHAD Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal was formed for empowerment of those such as boatmen or fishermen whose traditional occupations depended on rivers. Its founder Sanjay Nishad is a former member of the BSP. We are seeking about five to six seats,” said the UP in charge of the NISHAD party that was formed in 2016.
Small parties in the state are not just queuing up to be part of the opposition grand alliance, but some of them are working with the BJP as well. One such party is the Apna Dal (Sonelal), whose leader Anupriya Patel is a Union minister in the NDA government.”Our coalition with the BJP has been in place since 2007 when our party’s founder Sonelal Patel was there … in 2019, we are fighting in alliance with the BJP,” Apna Dal(S) spokesperson Arvind Sharma told PTI.
Another party that is pitching to make a difference in Uttar Pradesh is the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM that is set to make its Lok Sabha elections debut in the state next year.The AIMIM is keen to take on the BJP by joining hands with the grand opposition alliance taking shape in the state, but is not happy with the response of opposition parties it has got till now.
“If the (opposition) alliance ignores us, we will also ignore it completely. We want to be part of the grand alliance. If they don’t include AIMIM, it is a political party and will contest elections,” AIMIM spokesperson Asim Waqar said.The Peace Party is also keen to take on the BJP as part of the opposition coalition.
Another small party that is looking to make its presence felt in the 2019 parliamentary polls in UP is the SBSP, an ally of the BJP.The issues on which we have aligned with the BJP, if they are dealt with by the BJP, then the Bhartiya Samaj Party will work to get votes for the BJP on all seats in the state,” SBSP spokesperson Arun Rajbhar said.
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