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Punjab Election 2022 Dera Chief Ram Rahim Again in Headlines

Punjab Election 2022 Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is in jail in three criminal cases, has sought parole for three weeks. Due to this, there has been a heat in the politics of Punjab. Recently, Dera Sacha Saida had called a meeting in Bathinda's Salabatpura regarding the assembly elections. Since then, it is being speculated that Dera Mukhi can ask for the parcel. However, Sadh Sangat has not taken any decision regarding support in the Punjab elections.

BJP gave full support to the dera

Dera influences 56 out of 117 seats in Punjab. From here the followers play a big role in the victory or defeat of the candidates. In Haryana too, Dera Sacha Sauda played a big role in the BJP's victory in the 2014 and 2019 assembly elections. Here the BJP had given full support to the dera. If this time Ram Rahim gets the parallel, then it can benefit the BJP in Punjab.

Significant impact in many areas of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh

There are assembly elections in the country in five states Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, and Manipur. The Dera chief has considerable influence in Punjab, Uttrakhand, and some areas of Uttar Pradesh. In such a situation, it is very important for the Dera chief to ask for parole for 3 weeks. Dera chief Ram Rahim is serving a 10-year jail term in two separate cases of harassment for the murder of Chhatrapati and former manager of the dera Ranjit Singh. Now the ball is in the government's court whether to grant parole or not. It is believed that the government can give him parole for 3 weeks.

Dera's Supporters Number in Lakhs

There are around 300 deras in Punjab. Out of these, the number of supporters of about 10 Deras is in lakhs. Among them the names Radhasoami Beas, Dera Sacha Sauda, Nirankari, Namdhari, Divya Chyoti Jagriti Sansthan, Dera Sachkhand Ballan, Dera Begowal are prominent. If the support of the Deras is available in the elections, then the parties can get a big vote bank. This is the reason why, Chief Minster Charanjit Singh Channi to SAD President Sukhbir Badal and Dehli Cheif Minister Arvind Kejribal

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