Hare Ram Mishra
In a surprising narration of Uttar Pradesh assembly election, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati found support to many social and political organization.
In these, some of them are- Maulana Ansar Raza led Garib Nawaz Foundtion, Acharya Pramod Krishnam led Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti, AMU student's Union, Shahi Imam Ahamad Bukhari and Maulana Rashadi led Olema Council.
It is measurable that first phase of election is ahead, and all these constituencies under this phase is Muslim dominated. So it is hoped that Muslims can stand in the favor of BSP candidates. In these seats, believed that Jatav and Muslim combination may support Mayawati but political scenario indicates about the serious division of Jatav and Muslim voters in western UP. As political experts are explaining the scenario, Jatav voter is dividing with RLD, BJP and BSP. And, Muslim voters are with Samajwadi Party, BSP and Owaisi led AIMIM. But in last time of polling if any voodoo happens, Mayawati may be strong. It is also interesting that BJP is losing its supporters every day, and its popularity graph is reducing sharply in Purvanchal.
And in present, Olema Council is not strong in Azamgarh also and got marginal place in state politics. Looking gloomy situation for party, Rashadi has withdrawn all its 84 candidates nomination and announced political support to BSP. And few others, also supported BSP on the name of dispersal of Muslim votes.
It is also interesting that all non political organization, announced support to BSP supremo Mayawati, is little known in the society. Their base in the society is completely disputed. But, I am surprising why AMU student's Union has supported Mayawati? It is also a fact that student unions have no any base in the society. But how AMU students feel the security and safety of both Muslims and secularism with Mayawati, could not understood. And, how much their support will be helpful to BSP, is under discussion.
All these support, came in the favor of Mayawati, based on the name of the safety and protection of 'secularism'. An ambiance has created that secularism is in crisis and Mayawati can secure it. Although Mayawati has a excellent history of Hindutva support and her base vote is highly communal and anti-Muslim. Knowing all this, why Muslims intellectuals are trusting on Mayawati? If Jatav voters divide in parties like BJP, RLD and AIMIM, Muslim vote would't protect Mayawati. She can get only bargaining power in the assembly.
One more thing, we must discuss here. Has the Muslim of India become the coolie of secularism? When will they begin to discuss their basic problems like unemployment, poverty, education and social security? Can we hope a strong discussion on these important issues in this election? When Muslim community start talking about secularism, their basic questions disappear from political discourse.
It is another question that the support, announced for BSP, will help to protect the secularism. Mayawati has a suspected understanding over the secularism. Her last period of government remembered golden time for Hindutva politics in UP. Then why Muslim intellectuals are trusting on Mayawati over secularism?
I am also watching deeply the scenario of western UP. I am not looking the centralization of Jatav vote in the favor of BSP. We don't forget the violence of Dalit community over Muslims in Muzaffarnagar riots. Scenario has not changed and mistrust is alive in society. And, presence and activities of RSS in western UP has increased. Alll work and training of RSS is running in Dalit community. Mayawati also has no any strong tactics to attract their base vote with BSP.
Actually, With the question and basic logic of 'defeat BJP' is losing the Muslim community. Although it is important question but why we are scaring to discuss the basic issues of Muslim community. Securing secularism is not a panacea for the problem of Muslims like poverty, illiteracy and social backwardness. In her last government, Mayawati made anti democratic behavior at many places and acted like dictator. By this anti people behavior, she badly defeated in 2012, assembly election. Who will take the responsibility for not to repeat that? Every body take a lesson from failures but Mayawati. Mayawati has deceived Muslims many time. Muslims must not trust to Mayawati.
Overall, it has cleared that basic issues of Muslim community will not be discussed in this election also. It is sad full that Muslim Community has traped by some tout.. There is no hope for development and progress for this community.