Chief among the factors that have disappointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s critics and detractors is his attractive and shiny popular image, even though many of his recent decisions have not yielded any better results, even though many have been wildly insidious. There is no shortage in it. In this, he is now joined by another teammate – saffron superstar and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Despite widespread criticism over the Hathras tragedy (gang rape and murder of a Dalit girl by four upper caste youths) – 48-year-old Yogi Adityanath is the only chief minister who has been elected to campaign for the BJP in Bihar elections.
This is not the first time that Adityanath has been used to draw crowds in rallies and woo voters for the BJP, but the public anger over the administration of gang rape in Hathras was such that very few leaders were allowed to go outside the state (Bihar ) Was thus put on duty to placate the people in the election meetings.
Before the first phase of elections (28 October) in Bihar, Yogi is going to address 20 public meetings alone. Apart from him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address a total of 12 election meetings in four phases. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is also going to do 15 rallies. Yogi Adityanath has three rallies today.
This is not my support to Adityanath, but many social media “activists” can conclude this and do my damn thing instead – but it is clear that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s demand for Bihar elections is high, in this Not only his party’s candidates, but also allies of the ally Janata Dal United, who are requested to visit Yogi’s constituencies.
Adityanath belongs to the upper caste Thakur ie Rajput community. In the alliance between the BJP and the JDU, there is agreement that the BJP will cater to the upper caste voters, while the JDU will try to mobilize the most backward voters. The emphasis on Adityanath is a bit different, because till now it was believed that in caste-conscious Bihar, yogis could only woo upper caste voters.
A JDU candidate told me, “This is a tough election. The anger of migrants in the state is on the boil. If PM Modi and CM Yogi also address the election meetings, then people will feel that this alliance has such Big and powerful leaders have a good power. ”
However, the candidate remains silent on his party president and state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is fighting for power for the fourth time. In this election, there is a buzz that Nitish Kumar is facing the worst anti-incumbency wave in his career so far and many people who are unilaterally thinking for the BJP and it is the BJP that has crossed their eyes. Can.
This is the result of a far and away approach for the millions of migrants who were desperate to return to Bihar in a lockdown enforced without any planning and effective management due to the Corona virus crisis, and Nitish Kumar’s appeal not to do so. Were rejected.
Eastern Uttar Pradesh, in particular, has been the center of power of the Gorakhpur Yogi, who he has represented in Parliament five times and is the head priest of an important and influential Gorakhnath sect. There has always been a deep connection with the shared cultural fairs between Eastern UP and Bihar, so the Yogi has a deep influence on this particular part of Bihar. But the reality is that development is also a big issue between the movement between the two states due to various reasons, which is also dominating in this election.
This is the reason why Yogis do not forget to mention them in their election meetings. He talks about the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya for the first time after a decades-long court battle. He praises PM Modi for solving this complex issue. After this, after repealing Article 370 in Kashmir, there is an unrestrained ruckus that PM Modi has resolved the most contentious issues. The yogi says, “We do what we say.” Yogi makes it clear that PM Narendra Modi has the dual power of effective leadership and tough decisions.
In August, when the foundation stone (first brick) for the construction of the Ram temple was being laid in Ayodhya, Yogi introduced all his admirers (people of Hindu Yuva Vahini) to the RSS-the mother power of the Sangh Parivar. A few years ago when the Adityanath formed the Hindu Yuva Vahini, the RSS was angry with it. The Hindu Yuva Vahini is a cadre-based organization that recruits local youth who have been victims of ethnic or communal violence. Shortly after the establishment, there were several conflicts in the Gorakhpur and surrounding areas with the Yogi Army and the RSS, who naturally considered themselves to be the real defenders and promoters of Hindutva.
Since then, Adityanath has moved more promptly on matters on which the RSS wanted to address immediately. The formation of the Anti Romeo Squad on Love Jihad and the complete ban on cow slaughter are examples of similar steps of Yogi. These are such schemes that Adityanath has been placed on the chair of the Chief Minister only to implement.
A few days ago the RSS was also enthralled by Yogi’s indomitable steps and courage and his appeal to Hindu voters towards Hindu First Policy. However, now the campaign is going on social media with the hashtag YogiRoxx which is describing Yogi as the natural successor of Modi’s Hindutva.
For the RSS, which focuses like a laser on political gains, it is most important that Yogi’s importance be maintained in Uttar Pradesh, where elections are to be held after two years to elect the next government. In such a situation, the Sangh knows that if Yogi’s star power is to be increased, he will have to be nurtured so that his crop can be harvested again till the UP elections. And that is why Yogi has emerged as the only choice in this summer. As he goes to the voters in Bihar, his image will get bigger. This is not just a happy coincidence for him or the RSS.