What is the meaning of Krishna Patel-Nitish Kumar meeting, will it affect the politics of UP? – न्यूज़लीड India

What is the meaning of Krishna Patel-Nitish Kumar meeting, will it affect the politics of UP?


Next strategy between Nitish-Krishna Patel

If sources are to be believed, during the conversation between Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Krishna Patel, the issue of him contesting elections from UP also arose. This is the same Krishna Patel whose daughter Pallavi Patel had defeated veteran UP leader and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya in the biggest upset during the UP assembly elections. The echo of this blazing victory of Pallavi Patel was heard across the country. This is the reason why Nitish Kumar is now trying to understand the equation of Patel dominated areas of UP. However, what was the strategy made in the meeting has not been disclosed yet.

Nitish Kumar has been a friend of Sonelal Patel

Nitish Kumar has been a friend of Sonelal Patel

However, Patel shared her long relationship with her husband Sonelal Patel during this period. Patel, whose daughter Pallavi had defeated BJP veteran and Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya in the assembly elections held earlier this year. Patel met Kumar at his official residence. Krishna Patel said, “My husband had a long friendship with Nitish ji. His efforts to build opposition unity are commendable, though it was not on the agenda of our meeting.”

A separate faction of Apna Dal with BJP

A separate faction of Apna Dal with BJP

Notably, Patel’s estranged daughter Anupriya is an NDA ally and a Union minister. Apna Dal was founded by Patel nearly three decades ago with the aim of providing a different platform to Kurmis, a powerful OBC group. After his death, Anupriya briefly led the party, but differences over the ticket to her husband in the by-elections led to a split in the family, leading to a split in the Apna Dal.

Nitish wants to play a role in national politics

Nitish wants to play a role in national politics

Krishna Patel’s meeting with Nitish comes in the backdrop of discussions that Bihar’s longest-serving chief minister, who is eager to play a role in national politics, may contest the next Lok Sabha election from a nearby state. JD(U) leaders in UP are of the view that Kumar should contest from Kurmi-dominated seats like Phulpur and Mirzapur, which were represented by Jawaharlal Nehru during his lifetime.

Nitish can play bets like Modi in general elections

Nitish can play bets like Modi in general elections

On the other hand, if the leaders of JDU are to be believed, then Nitish’s eyes are on UP and in that too, especially the Patel community of Purvanchal. By becoming the leader of Patels, he is preparing to kill entry in UP. Just as Modi had contested from two places in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Nitish Kumar can also play the stake of contesting from Bihar as well as UP. JDU strategists feel that since PM Modi contests from Kashi, he can give a big message by choosing the seat of Phulpur in Prayagraj adjacent to it.

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