2019 is nearing and bustle in the political corridors can be heard from all sides of political corners. Gearing up once again Bihar’s ‘Son of Mallah’, Mukesh Sahni has demanded reservation for the Nishad community. Cautioning the government, he has warned that if their demand is not fulfilled, he will form a political party and jump into election battle. According to him, he has the backing of 14 per cent votes through which he believes they can help in making a government as well as dropping a government.
The 35-year-old son of Mallah is considered a star in BJP. Although he has not contested any election but has lent his support to NDA in elections. Coming from Supaul Bazar in Darbhanga district, Mukesh had fled off from his home to Mumbai to earn name and fame. He is also credited to organise a set of Shah Rukh Khan starrer film ‘Devdas’. Later he started a company called ‘Mukesh Cineworld Private Limited’ and earned lots of money and popularity.
However, after coming back to his hometown, Mukesh became a leader of ‘Nishad Development Community’. Nishad is a community in Bihar whose profession is fisheries. It is an OBC community and has a population of five per cent in Bihar with no strong leader until Mukesh joined them. His posters have pictures of a martyr belonging to Phulan Devi and gang and Mallah community. However, BJP’s posters in Bihar keep a corner for Mukesh’s picture. BJP believes that friendship with Mukesh can help to fetch at least five per cent votes for NDA in Bihar.
Sahni took out a bus yatra for Banka where he was received with warm welcome. In his address to the people Sahni announced, if their demand of reservation for the Nishad community is not fulfilled, he will go ahead to meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk about the atrocities they have been facing and will lead a mass movement in Patna.
We will join hands with any party who will listen to our demands and talk in the favour of Nishad reservation. We have a vote bank of 14 per cent in Bihar. In this case, political parties will need our support in the electoral process to form the government. If our demands are not met, we will launch an independent political party in upcoming Lok Sabha elections and bring candidates for all the 40 seats in Bihar. We can make a government also we can drop a government,” said Mukesh Sahni.
Justifying the bus yatra he explained that the aim is to convey the fight of Nishad reservation at all possibly small level. He is planning to take out the procession from each district of the state and on November 4, he will announce the name of the party in the presence of lakhs of People in Gandhi Maidan in Patna.