Referring to the insult of this former Congress CM, PM Modi ran ‘Brahmin card’ in UP


PM Narendra Modi had arrived in Sultanpur, UP to inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway, but in a way the election bugle was also seen blowing here. In his speech, he targeted Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party in gestures and said that he was even afraid to stand next to me for fear of votes. Along with this, he also mentioned the insult of former Congress CM Shripati Mishra, who hails from Sultanpur district. Taking the name of Shripati Mishra on this occasion was unexpected, but PM Narendra Modi raised the issue of insulting the Congress and the SP as family. It is believed that PM Narendra Modi played the Brahmin card in UP politics in this way.

Sultanpur comes in the Awadh region of UP and Shripati Mishra used to dominate this area. Apart from this, there is a sizeable population of Brahmins in large areas of Awadh including Sultanpur, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, Jaunpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Basti, Gonda. In such a situation, on one hand PM Modi attacked the Congress by mentioning the insult of Shripati Mishra, while on the other he also tried to cultivate the Brahmin fraternity. Let us know, who was Shripati Mishra and what is the story of his humiliation, which PM Modi has mentioned…


Shripati Mishra was born on 20 January 1924 in Sheshpur village of Sultanpur. Mishra, who studied law, was employed as a judicial magistrate, but resigned and contested the election of the head. Even after this, he continued to work as a lawyer and continued to be the principal. In the meantime, he has contact with the Congress and he contests the 1962 assembly elections and becomes an MLA by winning it. He became MLA for two consecutive terms and then in 1969 became MP by winning from Sultanpur seat on Congress ticket. However, he was inclined towards Chaudhary Charan Singh during this time and he became a minister in Chaudhary Charan Singh’s government from 18 February 1970 to 1 October 1970.

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Shripati Mishra had to resign from the post of CM due to rift with Rajiv Gandhi

Even though this government lasted a short time, but he had got the experience of administration. Even after this, he became MLC and also held positions like State Planning Vice President. But the most important year of his political career was 1982, when Indira Gandhi made him the CM of UP after the resignation of VP Singh. It is said that due to good relations with Sanjay Gandhi, he was made CM. However, during this time, Arun got worse with Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi on many issues and he had to leave the post. This was the reason why PM Narendra Modi mentioned the insult of Shripati Mishra due to familyism from the stage of inauguration of Purvanchal Expressway. Shripati Mishra was one of the last Brahmin leaders who became the CM of UP.


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