BJP, Nishad Party to fight UP elections together
The BJP and the Nishad Party will contest the upcoming assembly polls together in Uttar Pradesh and will work towards forming the next government in the state, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.
Pradhan, who is BJP’s in-charge of Uttar Pradesh polls, made a formal announcement of the alliance at a press conference here in the presence of Nishad Party, or Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal, chief Sanjay Nishad.
“We will have an alliance with the Nishad Party. We (BJP-Nishad Party) will fight the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections together with strength, and today the leaders of both the parties are making a formal announcement about it,” Pradhan said.
''Not just the Nishad Party, we also have an alliance with the Apna Dal and we will work together to form the government in the state,” he added.
Recently Sanjay Nishad was in the news for his demand that the BJP should project him as a deputy chief minister face in the elections. He claimed that Nishads (fishermen) constitute about 18 percent of total votes and play a deciding role on 160 assembly seats.
Nishad, who had been putting conditions for an alliance with the BJP, however, did not answer questions of media persons during the press conference on Friday.
Asked about conditions of the alliance, Pradhan said that talks have been held on all issues and it will be made public at an “appropriate time”.
Recently, a news channel had done a sting operation on Sanjay Nishad wherein he purportedly claimed that he sells party tickets in the elections. However, he had termed the episode as a conspiracy against him.
Faith is most important in a democracy, he added.
“The prime minister has given a call for sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas,” Pradhan said.
When asked as to why the BJP, which claims to be the world's largest party, was nurturing caste satraps, he said in the 2022 elections, the saffron party will be able to connect deeply with people from other societies as well.
The BJP has brought many political powers together and has started the process of taking it forward, he said.
Pradhan claimed that the BJP has really benefited from farmers and is committed to doubling their income.
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