NEW DELHI: Ahead of 2017 Assembly decisions in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Brajesh Pathak have joined BJP on Monday.
Brajesh Pathak is the second prominent BSP leader to join the BJP. Earlier, Swami Prasad Maurya, had exchanged the sides.
In Uttar Pradesh decisions, Bahujan Samaj Party is seen as a solid contender. While BJP is looking for leaders from different parties who can be invited into the party before 2017 elections.
Pathak joined the BJP within the sight of its leader Amit Shah and Union priest Mahesh Sharma and was portrayed as a "column" in the Hardoi-Unnao district of the State.
While he was at the BJP central command satisfying his joining customs, the BSP removed him, evidently in the wake of coming to think about his arrangements.
Curiously, he was available in Sunday's BSP rally in Agra and joined the BJP is under 24 hours. Pathak said he did his occupation in the BSP the length of he was a piece of it. Dispatching her gathering's decision battle, Mayawati cautioned individuals against the BJP's "common outline" and blamed the SP government for "empowering mafias". She charged the Narendra Modi government at the Center of being "against Dalit" and raising issues of dairy animals butcher and "love jihad" to hold minorities "under trepidation".
Not at all like other BSP pioneers who attacked party boss Mayawati when they joined the BJP, Pathak did not assault her but rather said nepotism, defilement and goondaism governed the perch in the state."I thought any deferral will be destructive. Just Prime Minister Narendra Modi's formative plan and Amit Shah's endeavors can save Uttar Pradesh" he said.
Pathak additionally asserted that he had assumed a part in swinging Brahmin votes for the BSP amid the 2007 Assembly surveys, however they were baffled by the gathering. The BJP is relying on the previous Unnao Lok Sabha MP and now a sitting Rajya Sabha part, to help it win over Brahmin voters, who are likewise being charmed by the Congress.