Mayawati to woo Muslim vote-bank in Mulayam's Azamgarh
Azamgarh: Embattled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati will show her strength in Azamgarh, the parliamentary constituency of her arch rival and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, where she will address a massive rally on Sunday to woo the Muslim vote bank.
Mayawati’s rally, organized at the IT ground here, likely to witness 5,000 to 10,000 supporters from each parliamentary constituency and a total of around six lakh people are expected to reach the venue.
Why Mayawati chose Azamgarh?
- Sources close to the party said that Azamgarh not only is the parliament constituency of MSY, but also a politically crucial district which lies at the centre of the eastern UP region.
- Another apparent reason behind concentrating on Azamgarh is BSP’s tainted political past in terms of seat count. Party bagged five seats in 2007 and slipped to just one in 2012.
Mayawati to focus on Dalit-Muslim agenda
- BSP had focused on Brahmins in the past assembly election but its focus for the current one has shifted to the Muslim vote bank.
- Sources say that Mayawati is likely to play the Muslim card in the Mulayam Singh’s parliamentary constituency.