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BJP tries to move closer to Dalits ahead of polls

In its changed strategy for upcoming Delhi assembly elections, the BJP is focussing on Dalit communities which are presently considered a vote bank of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The community, which supported Congress during the past 15 years, shifted to AAP in last year’s assembly polls.

The city unit of BJP has deployed Northwest Delhi MP Udit Raj, party’s Dalit face to mobilise people of his community ahead of upcoming polls.

The party is also looking to induct as many members as possible from Valmiki and Jatav community during its on-going membership drive.  Raj is also going to organising a rally of the Dalit community under the umbrella of All India Confederation of SC/ST on Monday in Ram Lila ground.  

“The rally will be addressed by BJP’s national president Amit Shah and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari besides some other senior leaders,” said Udit Raj. It will be 17th rally of AICSC/ST. It will also be the second big rally of the community in the city, to be addressed by Shah.

The party has also entrusted the local councillors and booth workers to connect with the community.

“I got several development works inaugurated by sanitary workers,” said councillor Rajesh Bhatia.
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