BSP trying to stop the ever-decreasing support base


After BJP and Congress in MP, now BSP and SP have also entered election mode. BSP, which is trying to stop the ever-decreasing support base in the state, is now focusing on strengthening the organization. The membership drive of the party will start from November 1 and will continue till December end.


The strategy is that the party office-bearers will do public relations at the polling station level and make people aware of the party’s policies and make them members. During this, the inactive office bearers will also be identified, so that they can be relieved and given responsibility to the active members. At the same time, SP will also hold worker’s conference at district, division and state level in November. The party’s preparation is to announce candidates for at least 50 seats three months before the election announcement.

In the state, BSP has mass base in Gwalior-Chambal, Bundelkhand and Vindhya region. The party got 7.26 per cent votes in 2003, 8.72 per cent in 2008 and 6.29 per cent in 2013 assembly elections. The party’s performance in the 2018 elections was weak and only 5.1 percent of the votes were polled. Party candidates won from Bhind and Patharia assembly constituencies. However, Sanjeev Kushwaha, MLA from Bhind has joined the BJP. BSP state president Ramakant Pippal says that even though two of our candidates won the elections, the party’s candidates have come second and third in many areas. The party will play a decisive role in the upcoming elections.

For this, work is being done to strengthen the organization. The membership drive will run in November and December. In this, the officials will go to the polling station and hold a meeting with the workers. During this, information of those officials who are inactive will also be taken. Active workers will be brought forward by removing them. After preparing the party organization, the process of candidate selection will start.

On the other hand, SP has also started preparations for the elections. The party does not have a huge support base in the state, but in the areas adjoining Uttar Pradesh, its candidates work to spoil the game. Rajesh Kumar Shukla of the party had won from Bijawar region in the 2018 assembly elections but he joined BJP at the time of Presidential election.


However, as per the party position in the assembly, he is still a member of the SP. Party’s state president Ramayan Singh Patel says that the party is in a good position in the constituencies bordering Uttar Pradesh. We are identifying those areas where candidates can be declared three months before the elections. Our preparation is to declare candidates first for fifty seats. Along with this, conferences will be held at the district and divisional level. A state level worker’s conference will be held in November itself. PLC/GT


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