Beniwal is hoping to be at the forefront of a third front in the upcoming Rajasthan polls that would offer an alternative to the Congress and BJP
Jaipur: Jat leader and independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal is looking for an alliance with the BSP in the upcoming Assembly elections in Rajasthan where his community makes up almost 15% of the electorate. This can spoil the chances of the Congress and BJP.
Introducing himself as a representative of the third front in the state, Beniwal told MyNation that he would be contesting all the 200 seats with alliance partners in the state.
“I am in advanced talks with other parties for a tie-up in the elections and a third front is all set to emerge this time. We will contest all 200 seats and the results will be quite different from the past results, and the third front will be a crucial factor in deciding the results this time,” he told MyNation.
Beniwal said that he had held discussions with the BSP brass, former BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari — who has also floated the Bharat Vahini Party — and others for the formation of the third front and the indications were positive.
The independent leader said that the formation of the alliance will be announced according to the outcome of the talks in the next few days.
“It will be a strong third front and therefore both the BJP and Congress are scared and anxious and saying that the state has a two-party system, but the third front will be dominating in the upcoming elections because the public are fed up by both the parties who have misled the electorate on all the issues and now there is a need of a strong alternative,” he said.
Jat votes are electorally very crucial in Rajasthan, and Beniwal hopes to win at least 30 seats in the December 7 elections with the backing of primarily his Jat community and some other communities. He is banking on Jat votes particularly in Shekhawati and Marwar regions where he has held several rallies.
“I have been working on the ground and have received a positive response. The BJP and Congress are corrupt parties and now people want an alternative and this time the voters will have that,” Beniwal, who represents the Khinvsar constituency, said. He revealed that his party will declare the list of the candidates in a couple of days, after the Congress and BJP announce theirs.
Former BJP leader and founder of Bharat Vahini Party Tiwari also said that the third front will emerge.
“We (several parties) are in advanced talks and the third front will be created this time. We will declare our candidates after the lists of the BJP and Congress,” he said.
Last Updated Nov 15, 2018, 1:21 PM IST