A state in Japanese India Simply earlier than Parshuram Jayanti in Bihar, a brand new slogan has created a stir within the political circles. The brand new slogan raised by some Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders and staff is being seen as the brand new social engineering of the get together. The get together, which did not register victories within the final a number of elections on the MY issue, is now eyeing Brahmins and Bhumihars, who’ve lengthy been thought-about staunch supporters of the BJP.
RJD leaders and activists are all set to rejoice Parashuram Jayanti with a lot fanfare this time, which is being seen as an try and appease the Brahmins. Not solely this, a brand new slogan has additionally been given, Babhan’s (Brahmin)’s chuda, Yadav’s curd, Dunu milli then all hoi sahi in Bihar. Through the current MLC elections, RJD bought good assist from the Bhumihar fraternity. Now the get together’s eye is on Brahmins, who make up about 6 per cent of the inhabitants in Bihar. The inhabitants of Brahmins might not be very massive, however they’re very influential in schooling and social stage. They’re additionally seen as ‘opinion makers’.
Political specialists consider that in actuality the RJD has realized that it wants the cooperation of all sections of the society to come back to energy. Due to the ‘Yadav-Muslim’ tag, many caste teams don’t vote for the RJD regardless of their displeasure with the NDA authorities. It is usually being mentioned that the get together has additionally modified its technique after seeing the outcomes of the UP elections, the place Akhilesh Yadav this time centered on the higher castes and non-Yadav OBC castes, whereas avoiding the MY tag to some extent. The Samajwadi Party might not attain energy, however below the brand new technique, it was profitable in growing the seats and vote proportion considerably.
Bihar’s politics was as soon as modified with ‘clear brown hair’
The RJD’s try and woo Brahmins can be fascinating because the get together was as soon as accused of mobilizing non-Savarna castes by giving the slogan ‘Bhara Baal Safa Karo’. The slogan, which got here within the backdrop of upper-caste dominance in Bihar that had given a number of Brahmin chief ministers earlier than the 90s, meant B to Bhumihar, Ra to Rajput, Ba to Brahmin and L to Lala (Kayastha). Nonetheless, later RJD nationwide president Lalu Prasad Yadav clarified this in his autobiography and wrote that he had not given this slogan. He blamed the media for this. Whether or not this slogan was given by Lalu or not, however it’s clear that this slogan had modified the politics of Bihar for nearly a decade and a half.
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