SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar to meet Arvind Kejriwal next week – The New Indian Express
BALLIA (Reuters) – Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj (SBSP) party leader Om Prakash Rajbhar said on Monday he would meet with Aam Admi party leader Arvind Kejriwal this week to solidify an alliance for the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh.
Small parties, he said, will play a major role in forming the next state government after the 2022 elections. “I will meet Kejriwal on July 17 in the presence of Rajya MP Sabha Sanjay Singh. During the meeting, talks will be held to include the AAP in Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha as an ally, ”Rajbhar told PTI.
Morcha is a front of small parties led by Rajbhar.
AIMIM had recently announced that it would contest 100 seats in the next Uttar Pradesh Assembly ballots in alliance with Morcha.
Rajbhar said the Morcha had initial level talks with the SP for an alliance.
Morcha ally Jan Adhikar party leader met SP national president Akhilesh Yadav, he added.
Asked about the outcome of the meeting, Rajbhar said they had held talks at the preliminary level.
When asked if Yadav would be ready for an alliance with AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Rajbhar said there was no enemy in politics.
“Everyone’s goal is to stop the BJP. I think he will have no objection to the alliance with Owaisi,” he said.
On a statement by a UP minister that he insulted Maharaja Suheldev Rajbhar while visiting the mausoleum of Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masood in Bahraich, Rajbhar said that “the BJP is lying that I went there”.
Several Hindu nationalist groups have characterized Suheldev Rajbhar as a Dalit Hindu king who defeated a Muslim invader Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, a nephew of Mahmud of Ghazni, invaded India at the age of 16.
He crossed the Indus River and conquered Multan, Delhi, Meerut and finally Satrikh (located in the modern Barabanki district).
The local Bahraini Raja and other Hindu kings formed a confederation, but an army led by Masud’s father, Ghazi Saiyyed Salar Sahu, defeated them.
In 1033, Masud himself arrived in Bahrain to verify their advance.
According to legend, Masud inflicted several defeats on his enemies, until the arrival of Suheldev Rajbhar from Shravasti.
Rajbhar’s army defeated Masud, who was killed in a battle in 1034.
Speaking of the importance of small parties, the head of the SBSP said: “The BJP had to induct Anupriya Patel into the Union cabinet and also take Sanjay Nishad with him under duress.”
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to speak of a country without Congress, but his government now also has members of Congress.