The Samajwadi Party on Sunday announced its 62-member national executive list. The party's decision to give OBC and Dalit leaders a platform while virtually eliminating Brahmins and Thakurs from the most recent national leadership list is a striking one.
The national executive announcement of the Samajwadi Party has also made it very obvious that Brahmins and Thakurs no longer hold the same position in party politics as they formerly did.
On its Twitter account, the SP posted the list of the 62 national executive members.
There will be 14 national general secretaries, including Shivpal Yadav. The others are Mohammad Azam Khan, Balram Yadav, Ravi Prakash Verma, and Swami Prasad Maurya.
Ram Gopal Yadav will remain as national principal general secretary, Kiranmoy Nanda will remain as national vice president, and Akhilesh Yadav will remain in his position as national president.
The party will have 19 national secretaries in addition to its members, with Sudip Ranjan Sen serving as the treasurer.
There is not a single Thakur or Brahmin face among the 14 national general secretaries of the Samajwadi Party who were announced by the party today. Only Azam Khan from the Muslim community has made the list. However, Akhilesh Yadav has a large number of OBC leaders on the list, including Neeraj Chowdhary, Swami Prasad Maurya, Ram Achal Rajbhar, Lalji Verma, and Vishambhar Prasad Nishad.
Along with including Dalit castes like Pasi and Jatav, the Samajwadi Party has also awarded Jaat leaders positions in national organisation seats.
Additionally, the Samajwadi Party this time has made room for the politicians who switched from the BJP, BSP, or Congress.
The Samajwadi Party has changed, and it is practically obvious that Thakurs and Brahmins are no longer as influential. The Bharatiya Janata Party may face significant difficulties as a result of the party's efforts to forge new political relationships with OBCs and Dalits.