With its senior leaders from Muslim,upper caste and other backward classes (OBCs) communities already active in the field to generate support for party candidates,the Bahujan Samaj Party in another move related to its strategy of caste-based mobilisation has decided to constitute Bhaichara Committees of castes which have smaller populations.
The party has asked all its district units to constitute the Bhaichara Committees for all those castes whose population is even around 10,000 in every Assembly constituency. Party sources said earlier Bhaichara Committees consisted only of those backward castes and upper castes which had a substantial population.
Party state president Ram Achal Rajbhar said the move is intended at including those communities which are less politicised and have no local leaders of theirs. Through these Bhaichara Committees we are trying to reach not just smaller communities but also those which have small population in an Assembly segment but substantial population elsewhere, said Rajbhar.
A local leader from Faizabad district said after getting instructions,they have started work on constituting Bhaichara Committees for Badhai,Kahar and Bharbhunja castes,and a community locally called Vanmansa which is involved in making pattals (plates of leaves) and found in various villages of the district.
Most of these communities are scattered in the form of one or two families in a village and their sole concern is their job as they have least interest in politics. It is very tough to persuade them for joining a party’s organisation. We are working on getting them involved in party affairs anyhow, he said.