Lucknow: Under flak from the rival political parties on issues of corruption and crime, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has gone back to the tried and tested formula of social engineering ‘Sarvjan Hitay Sarvjan Sukhay’.  In an effort to muster support from all sections of the society in the forthcoming assembly elections, the party is all set to reconstitute the ‘Bhaichara’ committees.


In 2007 Assembly elections, the BSP had registered a thumping victory and came in absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh. The party’s success was an outcome of its effort to unite the people of different castes and communities via social engineering formula.

With the aim to script a similar success story in 2012, Chief Minister Mayawati is replacing the tainted members of the bhaichara committee with those who enjoy a crystal clear image.

In 2007, the BSP had managed to win the support of Brahmin, Kshatriyas, Vaishya, Muslim and Kurmi under social engineering formula. However, the success formula for the BSP was kept in the back seat soon after the party came in power.

The bhaichara committees became non functional, and the unity factor was left ignored during the last four years. Owing to the ignorance of party bigwigs, several office bearers of the bhaichara committees have resigned from their posts.

Keeping in mind the exigencies of the situation, Mayawati has directed the zonal officers of the party to reconstitute these committees. The bhaichara committees will be formed on the district and block level and camps would be organized to impart training to committee members.

BSP stalwart and State PWD Minister Nasimuddin Siddiqui has been given the responsibility of attracting minorities towards the party. He has also been assigned the task of strengthening the party base in reserve assembly constituencies. Siddiqui has already held meetings with the party candidates, who will be contesting from the reserved seats.

Senior leader Swami Prasad Maurya will focus on the Backward Class, while Lokesh Prajapati will work on increasing party vote bank in his community.

Monitoring Advisory Committee Chairman and Rajya Sabha MP, Satish Chandra Mishra will continue to lure the Brahmin, while Ram Lakhan Pasi will induct as many members of his community in the party.

JPN/Bureau