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Amit Shah meets Jat Leaders ahead of UP Polls; Says Jayant bhai chose wrong house
In an apparent damage repair, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Wednesday, met about 200 Jat leaders and influencers in the national capital.
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned to lure every section of the society to swell its vote bank ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls 2022 beginning February 10. In an apparent damage repair, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Wednesday, met about 200 Jat leaders and influencers in the national capital.
Meeting, reportedly took place at BJP MP Parvesh Verma's residence, holds importance as it is believed that Jat leaders in Western Uttar Pradesh are not so happy with the BJP government, reason being almost an year long farmers agitation that concluded few days back. BJP, however, denies any dejection of Jat community for the saffron brigade.
The meeting was also attended by Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan, BJP MP Satyapal Singh and Parvesh Verma. Western Uttar Pradesh BJP leaders Mohit Beniwal and Captain Abhimanyu were also present at the meeting. It becomes even challenging for BJP after the Samajwadi Party and Jayant Chaudhary's Rashtriya Lok Dal formed an alliance.
Speaking at the meeting, Amit Shah said, "Jat community is known for doing good of others. Like BJP, you also think of farmers' interests. Jat fought with Mughals for the country and we are too fighting. There have been occasions when we don't listen to your demands, but you have never disappointed us in terms of giving votes. Jat community has helped BJP in all the three elections."
Commenting on Jayant Chaudhary's alliance with Akhilesh, the Union Minister said, "BJP has never opposed Jayant and we were ready to welcome him but he chose a wrong home for himself."
BJP has so far pitched more than one and a half dozen Jat candidates in its list of 204 candidates. Similarly, RLD has fielded more than 10 Jat leaders in its list of 33 candidates.