UP Polls: BSP not getting help from Brahmin community

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Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad, Feb 8: Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP's Brahmin face has been holding meetings in different parts of Uttar Pradesh to fetch Brahmin votes for the party.

Mishra addressed the people of Allahabad on Feb 3, then moved on to Varanasi and Chandauli. It has been expected that he will hold rallies at Mirzapur, Chitrakoot, Bundelkhand. Though unfortunately, he wasn't able draw a big crowd at Allahabad.

Despite Mishra's speeches that BSP gave the maximum number of tickets to the community, Brahmin organisations seem unwilling to support the party.

"What he said in meetings about the local candidate may be true. But his personality is not something we are enamoured with. He was not seen these five years and now he has come to talk about our interests," said Pandit Raja Ram Shukla, General Secretary, Kanyakubj Brahmin Sabha (Prayag).

Meanwhile, Brahmin communities have formed the Sarvjan Mahasabha in Varanasi. Sheetla Prasad Pandey, who is contesting on Mahasabha ticket from Varanasi Cantonment claimed, "There were initial feelers from BSP’s office-bearers. But when they realised that Brahmins, with Bhumihars and even some Kshatriyas have come together, the invitations stopped."

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