The 4 seats which can fall vacant within the higher home are all represented by SP legislators — Sri Ram Singh Yadav, Lilawati Kushwaha, Ram Vraksh Yadav and Jitendra Yadav. Given the energy of BJP within the UP assembly, it might be capable of win all 4 seats.
As a matter of reality, the BJP management seeks to venture Prasada because the get together’s Brahmin face to consolidate the higher caste neighborhood — which accounts for 12% of the voting inhabitants — within the UP meeting elections due subsequent yr. A bit of the neighborhood has been elevating the problem of dominance of Thakurs within the current Yogi Adityanath-led authorities.
Whilst Prasada’s possibilities of getting a job in BJP’s central organisational setup stays unsure, the get together sources don’t rule out the potential of him being propped up on the state stage and being routed to the legislative council. Celebration sources stated that this might doubtlessly dent the prospects of a senior UP BJP organisational chief who has been nursing the ambition of getting a seat within the higher home.
It was solely in January when ex-IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma, who is taken into account near PM Narendra Modi, joined the BJP and was instantly given a ticket to the legislative council which he gained simply. Sharma occurs to be a Bhumihar from east UP.
Whereas high BJP leaders refused to remark, sources stated that the state unit was squarely averse to the very concept of get together para-dropping an outsider as a key contender for a seat in council. “This can additional set the narrative of insider versus outsider throughout the BJP,” stated a senior get together chief.
Notably, Prasada, who was a Union minister within the earlier Congress-led UPA authorities, had been going through a extreme political disaster since 2014 when the BJP began its juggernaut beneath the management of PM Narendra Modi. Prasada not solely misplaced his conventional Dhaurahra in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections to Rekha Verma however managed to safe a bit over 16% and 15% vote share.
He additionally confronted a defeat by the hands of BJP’s Roshan Lal Verma from Tilhar meeting seat in 2017 UP meeting elections regardless of Congress cobbling up a pre-poll tie up with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. Verma had gained the Tihar seat in 2012 on a BSP ticket.