Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday met Jat leaders to woo Jat voters ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and said that the community has been a friend for a long time.
On his visit to the national capital, Shah spoke with more than 200 Jat leaders.
There is a lot of overlap between Jat and BJP positions on important issues, said Singh.
“Why do you bring outsiders into a fight inside the house,” Shah asked the Jat leaders, referring to Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav as an outsider.
Shah said that Jayant Chaudhary has picked the wrong house this time in light of the jats’ soft corner for him.
A grateful Home Minister said that the Jat voters had always supported the BJP. He said only Prime Minister Modi paid respect to Mahendra Singh Tikait, the farmer leader.
As part of the discussion, a number of issues in western Uttar Pradesh were discussed, including the situation in 2017 before the Muzaffarnagar riots, which occurred during the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government. Modi and Yogi also discussed the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which was being built during the time of Modi and Yogi.
Sanjeev Balyan, a Union minister and member of parliament from Muzaffarnagar, told the media following the meeting that the Jat community has always supported the BJP.
The Home Minister also made mention of the Jat reservation, to which some of his constituents expressed an interest.
Akhilesh Yadav is not popular in western Uttar Pradesh, according to Balyan.