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The Political Revolution: Can the Akhilesh Yadav-Rahul Gandhi Duo Triumph in UP Elections with the PDA and OBC Census Masterstroke?

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Akhilesh Yadav Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: Unveiling the Power Duo’s Political Odyssey

In the dynamic political landscape of Uttar Pradesh, a significant alliance is on the horizon as Samajwadi Party’s supremo, Akhilesh Yadav, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gear up to join forces in the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.’ This collaboration aims to reshape the narrative and potentially rewrite the electoral history of the state. Let’s delve into the intricate details and strategies behind this formidable partnership.

Akhilesh’s PDAA Plan

Akhilesh Yadav, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has strategically welcomed Rahul Gandhi’s Nyay Yatra, aligning it with his Progressive Dalit, Adivasi, and Alpasankhyak (PDAA) formula. This formula focuses on empowering marginalized communities, countering the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and expanding the traditional voter base of the Samajwadi Party.

Yadavs and Muslims Leading the Charge

Traditionally, Yadavs and Muslims have been the stronghold of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. Despite setbacks in recent elections, Akhilesh Yadav aims to rejuvenate and expand this support base. The outreach includes not only Dalits and Yadavs but also other marginalized groups and communities that have been historically underrepresented.

Rahul’s OBC Census Advocacy

Rahul Gandhi, during his Nyay Yatra, is not just championing the cause of reservation but also consistently advocating for an Other Backward Classes (OBC) census. His commitment to removing the 50% cap on reservations and ensuring fair representation for Dalits, Adivasis, and OBCs is resonating with the masses. The question arises: Why is Rahul aligning himself with the revolutionary OBC census?

Bihar’s Caste Dynamics

Recent caste surveys in Bihar revealed that 63% of the state’s 13 crore population belongs to Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC). With Nitish Kumar aligning with BJP, the Congress, by pushing for a national caste census, aims to address the concerns of these communities and influence the narrative in the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Diversity and Reservation

India’s diverse society demands nuanced policies that address the prevalent discrimination. Jat-based disparities persist, and a caste-based census can help identify and uplift marginalized groups. Congress and the opposition, in general, are striving to bring this issue to the forefront to harness the voting power of the largest chunk – the OBCs.

Amethi-Raebareli Strategy

A crucial aspect of this alliance is the inclusion of Amethi and Raebareli in the seat-sharing arrangement. Despite previous electoral setbacks, the symbolic importance of these constituencies cannot be ignored. Rahul Gandhi’s potential shift from Wayanad to Amethi for the 2024 elections indicates a strategic move, possibly influenced by the PDAA formula and the OBC census advocacy.

As the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ gains momentum, the alliance between Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi signifies a united front against the ruling BJP. The PDAA formula, OBC census advocacy, and the strategic inclusion of key constituencies paint a picture of a formidable force aiming to redefine politics in Uttar Pradesh.