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BJP's nationalism a strategy to win polls just like SP-BSP alliance: Om Prakash Rajbhar

Press Trust of India  |  Balrampur 

BJP's nationalism pitch is a strategy to win the elections, said Wednesday, drawing a parallel with the alliance between the and the BSP, and the entry of into

The 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 to bring into is also an election strategy. Now whose strategy will eventually prove to be right will be clear on May 23," Rajbhar told reporters in Balrampur.

He was here to attend a private programme.

"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.

On joining politics, he said, "The entry of Priyanka Gandhi has enthused party workers, but is not in a position to contest from "

He said that most backward classes constitute 38 per cent of voters, and will play a crucial role in the election.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 19:55 IST