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BJP’s nationalism a strategy to win polls: Om Prakash Rajbhar

The chief of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, an ally of the ruling BJP, also said the country’s poor do not understand nationalism

lok sabha elections Updated: Mar 14, 2019 10:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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BJP’s nationalism pitch is a strategy to win the elections, Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said on Wednesday, drawing a parallel with the alliance between the SP and the BSP, and the entry of Priyanka Gandhi into politics. The chief of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, an ally of the ruling BJP, also said the country’s poor do not understand nationalism. “BJP’s nationalism is an election strategy (chunaavi daanv). Similarly, SP-BSP alliance is a poll strategy and the move by the Congress to bring Priyanka Gandhi into politics is also an election strategy. Now whose strategy will eventually prove to be right will be clear on May 23,” Rajbhar said. “How will a poor, who finds it difficult to arrange two square meals a day, understand nationalism. Nationalism is only visible when stomach is filled,” Rajbhar said.

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 10:45 IST