New Delhi: Just ahead of the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has started its efforts to woo the Jat community. On Wednesday, Home Minister Amit Shah decided to meet 253 Jat leaders from western UP. The meeting has been convened at the house of a veteran Jat leader of the party itself. In the 2017 assembly elections too, Amit Shah had met community leaders at jat leader Birender Singh's house and fed lotus in jat land in west UP.
Amit Shah's meeting with Jat community leaders is also being considered significant as the Samajwadi Party (SP) and its alliance-bound Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) are in the process of taking on the BJP in west UP by forging a Jat-Muslim alliance this time. In fact, most of the people of the extremely influential Jat community in western UP are associated with agriculture and the farm laws brought by the central government were strongly opposed in west UP. In such a situation, the party has to work hard to get the votes of the community like in 2014 and 2017.
It is being told that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet 253 Jat leaders from west UP. The meeting will be held at the residence of a Jat leader in the afternoon after the Republic Day parade. In this, Shah will try to convince the leaders of the community. Sources said many of the leaders who have been called have been associated with the BJP. Amit Shah had met most of these leaders in 2017 as well.