Why popular socialist #RedCap is a Red Rag for Bullish Modi and Yogi

In Akhilesh Yadav

By Socialist Factor Bureau

‘Lal Topi’ is a ‘Danger Signal’ to BJP and Narendra Modi
The ‘Saffron’Prime Minister is now more worried about the popular socialist Red Cap in UP.
‘Red Hat’ of the Samajwadi Party now stands as a victory sign of Akhilesh and his Allies.
By describing the Samajwadi Party’s trade mark ‘Lal Topi’ as ‘Khatra’ prime Minister Modi accepts the SP as ruling BJP’s principal adversary in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls.
Lal Topi looks like a danger signal to Baba CM Yogi and PM Modi as Akhilesh Yadav emerges as Main challenger to BJP in the assembly election.
Modi tried to scare away the people calling Red Hats ‘threat to UP’ indirectly warning them not to vote for the Bicycle, the election symbol of the SP.
Though incumbent CM Yogi Aditynath withdrew cases filed against himself after he was sworn in as CM, Modi told that the SP had the history of withdrawing cases against some favourites.
Red, however, at present is not the symbol of power (like lal batti) but people’s will and their favourite colour.

It goes without saying that the Samajwadi’s ‘Lal Topi’ and the Cycle symbol are giving sleepless nights to #MoYo (Modi and Yogi).

The surging crowds at the rallies and public meetings of the SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhary, Om Prakash Rajbhar (SBSP) and other alliance party leaders are sending warning signals to the BJP and giving sleepless nights to BJP Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP BJP CM Yogi Adityanath. The two leaders of the ruling party at the centre and UP are expressing their frustration and anger as the picture of the SP returning to power after a gap of five years is turning more clearer.
In the process, the BJP leaders are losing mental balance and forgetting civic niceties in attacking the SP and its leaders. Particularly, Modi’s jibes and outbursts against Samajwadi Party without naming it in Gorakhpur Tuesday is the clear sign of his intolerant behaviour. Narendra Modi’s words during the official programmes clearly indicate the loss of confidence in the BJP central leadership.

PM Modi must be thinking of the song, ‘Mera joota hai Japani’ from the 1955 Hindi movie Sree 420 (Raj Kapoor).
When we listen to the speech of Modi at Gorakhpur it is natural for us to question the state of his of mind. May be he is thinking about the song in the 1955 Hindi movie Sree 420. Raj Kapoor sings the song in the movie proudly saying, “Mera joota hai japani, Yeh patloon englistani, Sar pe laal topi rusi, Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani”. But, the popular Hindi song by Mukhesh celebrates the joy of wearing a red hat on the hero’s head. Here, let us leave the movie song and see what Modi spoke in Gorakhpur, “Ye laal topi waalon ko satta chahiye…lal batti chahiye…ghotalon ke liye…apni tijori bharne ke liye, …awaidh kabjon ke liye aur mafiayon ko khuli chhut dene ke liye (These people with red caps want power for scams, filling their coffers, allowing illegal occupation of land and giving free hand to mafia),” he charged, after inaugurating the flagship projects in Gorakhpur including the fertilizer factory, AIIMS and a Regional Medical Centre. Targeting the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the run-up to the assembly elections, Prime Minister without naming it in his speech indirectly accepted the SP as the main rival to BJP in UP. He did not stop here in his attack on the SP. “Laal topi walon ko sarkar banani hai atankwadion par meharbani dikhane ke liye, atankiyon ko jail se chhudane ke liye aur isliye yaad rakhiye laal topi wale UP ke liye red alert hain, red alert yani khatre ki ghanti hain (those wearing red caps want to form government to show mercy to terrorists, release them from jails. Hence, remember that those wearing red caps are red alert for UP),” he said. Modi’s words instead of concealing his fear and frustration at the prospect of the SP’s potential victory really exposed these emotions in the CM’s area of influence, Gorakhpur.

People of UP experienced the rule of both Mulayam and his son Akhilesh and they hardly need prime minister’s advice on their choice in the 2022 UP assembly polls.
When you compare the quality of administration and rule of law during the terms of BJP chief ministers with the almost seven years of Mulayam and five year rule of his son Akhilesh, it becomes clear that Samajwadi Party is far better in providing better governance to the people. But, the BJP PM Modi tried to frighten the people by projecting a horribly bad picture of the SP rule in the past (almost twelve years in total). Last year, during campaign for the Bihar assembly elections, the BJP leadership using the same old slogan of ‘RJD’s Jungle Raj’ tried to paint a bad picture out of legendary Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri’s rule of fifteen years. As Lalu was in jail and his youngest son Tejashwi Yadav was not experienced in countering the BJP’s false propaganda, the JDU-BJP alliance was able to scrape through in the polls. But the situation is now quite different in Uttar Pradesh and the people of the India’s largest state are wise enough to throw Yogi and his saffron douchebags from power in a few months. No amount of vicious campaign of Modi-Amit Shah duo will change the mind of the people, who have already decided to bring down the BJP government in Lucknow and overwhelmingly vote for the Samajwadi Party and Allies to see once again the good and mature Akhilesh Yadav as CM.

Modi’s words on ‘Lal Topi’ indicate that he is suffering from the Congress Syndrome of fearing to see the colour of red
In 1940s and 1950s the Congress Party was worried about the Communist Party’s growing popularity in the areas now called Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. As the red is the colour of the then undivided Communist Party of India’s flag and the male workers’ shirts, the Congress described anything that was connected to red as bad and unwarranted. Now, the BJP and its PM and UP CM are unable to digest and and tolerate the growing popularity of the Socialists and their comrades in the coming election. So, they are seeing dangers in the inevitable and imminent victory of the SP in the UP polls and are warning the people of the state without any valid reason.

Red Hat or Lal Topi is the danger signal for the Hindu communal forces but not to the 220 million people of the Hindi heartland state of Uttar Pradesh.


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