Hindu Yuva Vahini, which has been famous in the politics of Uttar Pradesh for the last 15 years, has now broken up. Most of the members of Hindu Yuva Vahini have now either joined the Samajwadi Party or have become inactive. Even those in the top leadership of Hindu Yuva Vahini, who worked close to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, are now openly seen with Akhilesh Yadav.
What is the history of Hindu Yuva Vahini?
Yogi Adityanath contested the Lok Sabha elections for the first time from Gorakhpur in the year 1998, in which he won by 26000 votes. In the general elections held in the year 1999, the margin of victory of Yogi Adityanath was reduced to just 7 thousand. Due to this, Yogi Adityanath felt the need of an organization of his own and he founded Hindu Yuva Vahini in 2002.
Apart from Gorakhpur, Hindu Yuva Vahini had a lot of influence in the whole of Purvanchal. This organization was described as a cultural organization but its main purpose was to garner political support for Yogi Adityanath. Its work was said to fight against the so-called anti-national and anti-Hindu forces. In the 2004 general elections held just two years after the formation of Hindu Yuva Vahini, Yogi Adityanath won by 1.42 lakh votes. After this, in the general elections of 2009 and 2014, this gap increased and increased to more than 3 lakhs.
Why did the Yuva Vahini end?
On the surface, people attribute the disintegration of Hindu Yuva Vahini to Yogi Adityanath’s increased engagement after becoming the Chief Minister. It is said that after becoming the Chief Minister, he stopped paying attention to the Yuva Vahini, which led to the disintegration of the organization, while the internal reality tells a different story. No media channel has talked about this prominently, but if we look at some news and arguments, then the real thing comes to the fore.
In fact, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was worried about the growing power of the Hindu Yuva Vahini. The Sangh did not want any other organization with political power like Shiv Sena to arise in the country. The Shiv Sena has already started sabotaging the Sangh’s political ambitions. The Sangh did not want the Hindu Yuva Vahini to become a new headache for it. Therefore, in 2017 itself, there were clear instructions from the Sangh that Yogi should not increase the power of Hindu Yuva Vahini and end it.
And the Yuva Vahini ended like this:
Sunil Singh, who was a member since the formation of Hindu Yuva Vahini, was the state president of the organization. As soon as he became the Chief Minister, Yogi started ignoring him and all the other members. After that the state level pressure started coming to dissolve the district units. Due to this pressure, the organization started disintegrating and almost all the members joined the SP.
Sunil Singh, Saurabh Vishwakarma and Chandan Vishwakarma all three raised the flag of Hindutva for about 15 years and worked in high positions of Hindu Yuva Vahini. There were differences with Yogi Adityanath over the issue of ticket distribution for the 2017 elections and Yogi expelled him from the organization. The National Security Act was imposed on them and sent to jail in different cases. Later they came with the Samajwadi Party.
In eastern Uttar Pradesh, where Hindu Yuva Vahini used to have a strong base, district units started dissolving one by one from the beginning of 2018. In districts like Balrampur, Mau and Azamgarh, where the organization had a strong political presence, the district organization began to dissolve. On the instructions of the state leadership, all the units in other districts were also disbanded and became inactive.
Yogi Adityanath also did not pay any attention to the organization expansion after becoming the Chief Minister and neglected the leaders and members of the organization. The leaders of the organization did not go anywhere, neither in transfers nor in appointments. Instead of speeding up the membership drive, it was put on the back burner.
Due to this neglect, gradually all the members joined the SP in search of their political land and Hindu Yuva Vahini as an organization today looks very weak. However, it remains to be seen how the people of the organization carrying the flag of Hindutva for years will be able to work in the Samajwadi Party.
This report is translated from TSA Hindi. To read the original hindi report click the link.
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