Two castes based political parties Jai Adivasi Yuva Sangathan (JAYS), a party which was formed to provide a vision to tribal youths and SAPAKS which is a political outfit for upper caste in Madhya Pradesh is ready to play the crucial game ahead of state assembly election 2018.
JAYS, a political party was formed in 2012 and has around 10 lakh members in Madhya Pradesh. It is expected that JAYS will contest on 80 constituencies in tribal-dominated districts of Madhya Pradesh. JAYS has also its supporters in Jharkhand, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh. As per the reports, JAYS is eyeing on reserved caste votes, as Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a massive caste based revolution in the state. As per the sources, film actor Govinda will be seen campaigning for JAYS party in Madhya Pradesh.
“We are using the slogan ‘Abki baar, Adivasi Sarkar and would form the next government by fielding candidates on 80 seats,” said Dr Hiralal Alawa, convener, JAYS, who works as an assistant professor of rheumatology at AIIMS, New Delhi.
The Samanya Pichhra Varga Alpsankhyak Kalyan Samaj (SAPAKS), who has already announced to field 230 candidates for upcoming election is focusing on upper caste and government employees vote. SAPAKS, who always showcased resentment towards SC/ST Act, is alleging BJP over adopting the callous attitude towards upper caste. During a rally in Bhopal on Sunday, SAPAKS announced its political outfit ‘SAPAKS Party’ and claimed that it has got support from around 70 social organizations of the state.
SAPAKS senior leader, Hiralal Trivedi in Bhopal said,
“Those who do not listen to us will not rule in MP. We need equal rights as granted by the Constitution. We are not against the SC/ST Atrocities Act, but (we are against) the amendments made to it.”
The emergence of both theses caste-based political outfits has become a matter of worry for both BJP and Congress, as JAYS and SAPAKS are trying to become a third major alternative in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.