The Nishad Party, an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, has demanded that its chief Sanjay Nishad be made a deputy chief minister if the alliance wins the meeting election subsequent yr.
Nishad Party has one MLA in Uttar Pradesh, whereas Sanjay Nishad’s son Praveen is a BJP MP from Sant Kabir Nagar.
Sanjay Nishad, who had met BJP president JP Nadda on June 16, mentioned on Tuesday that he has demanded 160 seats for his occasion candidates to struggle within the 2022 state elections.
“There are 160 Nishad-dominated constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. The community’s population in 70 seats is over 75,000. If not chief minister, then going into the elections with me as the deputy chief minister face would benefit the BJP,” he mentioned.
He additionally claimed that the fishermen group not votes for the SP, BSP or the Congress occasion.
“Members of all castes have become chief ministers and deputy chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh. So, BJP should announce my name as deputy chief minister face in the state elections. This will make both the BJP and the Nishad Party happy,” Mr Nishad mentioned.
The Nishad Party chief additionally advised reporters that he has demanded Scheduled Caste standing for the Nishad group throughout his assembly with Mr Nadda and Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh.