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V-P polls: Mayawati sides with NDA, broadcasts assist to Dhankhar

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V-P polls: Mayawati sides with NDA, announces support to Dhankhar

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LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, on Wednesday, prolonged assist to NDA’s vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar “in view of larger public interest”.

Taking to Twitter, the BSP chief posted: “It is a well-known fact that the lack of consensus between the ruling and the opposition parties led to the election to the post of President, the country’s highest post. Now, similar situation is emerging for the post of Vice-President, the election to which is due to take place on August 6.”

She added: “In view of the larger public interest and BSP’s own movement, the party has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar in the election for the post of Vice President of India and I am formally announcing it today.”

Notably, the opposition has fielded former Union Minister Margaret Alva as its vice-presidential candidate towards Dhankhar who had been holding the publish of West Bengal Governor until the announcement of his candidature for vice-presidentship lately.

Former UP CM for 4 occasions and BSP chief Mayawati had earlier backed Droupadi Murmu, once more the NDA candidate, within the presidential election which befell of July 18. The BSP chief had then accused the opposition camp of ignoring her occasion whereas selecting Yashwant Sinha as its nominee.

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Mayawati had insisted that her resolution to assist Murmu was politically impartial and was neither in assist of the BJP nor the Opposition. “This decision is neither in support of the BJP or the NDA nor is it against the opposition,” she had stated whereas reiterating that the choice was based mostly on her occasion’s ideology since Murmu got here from tribal group for which the BSP had been preventing for lengthy.

After Mayawati’s announcement in favour of Dhankhar, UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak was the primary one to react expressing his gratitude to the BSP chief for her gesture. He stated: “Behanji has always raised the voice of deprived and downtrodden which is well reflected in her decision to support President Droupadi Murmuji and now Jagdeep Dhankhar for Vice President’s post. I extend my gratitude to her.”

Significantly, Pathak was a BSP MP from Unnao earlier than becoming a member of the BJP in 2016. After BSP’s announcement of assist, Dhankhar’s place has consolidated within the fray voting for which can happen on August 6.

However, the political specialists consider that Mayawati’s resolution to assist NDA’s candidate has come preserving in thoughts the caste equations apart from her smooth strategy in the direction of the NDA and her exasperation over being ignored by the opposition within the technique of number of candidate.

“Jagdeep Dhankhar comes from Jat community which makes a respectable chunk of population in western UP, Rajasthan and Haryana. Next year, Rajasthan will have the assembly polls and Mayawati is also a stake holder in the state. In such a condition, she wants to be seen as pro-Jat party,” stated Prof AK Mishra, a outstanding political scientist.

LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, on Wednesday, prolonged assist to NDA’s vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar “in view of larger public interest”.

Taking to Twitter, the BSP chief posted: “It is a well-known fact that the lack of consensus between the ruling and the opposition parties led to the election to the post of President, the country’s highest post. Now, similar situation is emerging for the post of Vice-President, the election to which is due to take place on August 6.”

She added: “In view of the larger public interest and BSP’s own movement, the party has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar in the election for the post of Vice President of India and I am formally announcing it today.”

Notably, the opposition has fielded former Union Minister Margaret Alva as its vice-presidential candidate towards Dhankhar who had been holding the publish of West Bengal Governor until the announcement of his candidature for vice-presidentship lately.

Former UP CM for 4 occasions and BSP chief Mayawati had earlier backed Droupadi Murmu, once more the NDA candidate, within the presidential election which befell of July 18. The BSP chief had then accused the opposition camp of ignoring her occasion whereas selecting Yashwant Sinha as its nominee.

ALSO READ | INTERVIEW | Parties that are overtly supporting me being threatened: Margaret Alva

Mayawati had insisted that her resolution to assist Murmu was politically impartial and was neither in assist of the BJP nor the Opposition. “This decision is neither in support of the BJP or the NDA nor is it against the opposition,” she had stated whereas reiterating that the choice was based mostly on her occasion’s ideology since Murmu got here from tribal group for which the BSP had been preventing for lengthy.

After Mayawati’s announcement in favour of Dhankhar, UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak was the primary one to react expressing his gratitude to the BSP chief for her gesture. He stated: “Behanji has always raised the voice of deprived and downtrodden which is well reflected in her decision to support President Droupadi Murmuji and now Jagdeep Dhankhar for Vice President’s post. I extend my gratitude to her.”

Significantly, Pathak was a BSP MP from Unnao earlier than becoming a member of the BJP in 2016. After BSP’s announcement of assist, Dhankhar’s place has consolidated within the fray voting for which can happen on August 6.

However, the political specialists consider that Mayawati’s resolution to assist NDA’s candidate has come preserving in thoughts the caste equations apart from her smooth strategy in the direction of the NDA and her exasperation over being ignored by the opposition within the technique of number of candidate.

“Jagdeep Dhankhar comes from Jat community which makes a respectable chunk of population in western UP, Rajasthan and Haryana. Next year, Rajasthan will have the assembly polls and Mayawati is also a stake holder in the state. In such a condition, she wants to be seen as pro-Jat party,” stated Prof AK Mishra, a outstanding political scientist.