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Bring poor into party-fold, Modi tells BJP’s RS MPs

“Whichever state you come from, you should raise its issues. You should play an effective role in associating all sections of society, especially the poor and deprived, with the party,” Modi said in his valedictory address to a meeting of BJP Rajya Sabha members. All 52 RS members of BJP attended the meeting, which was also addressed by party chief Amit Shah.

Modi noted in the first such meeting of the Rajya Sabha members that the party gave them a platform of “distinct identity” and they must work to bring people from new areas into its fold, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters at a briefing.

Asked which sections of the society Modi wanted them to focus on, Prasad did not name any community but added that more people from some sections could be associated with the party. He noted that BJP received votes of all communities in the Lok Sabha polls. The saffron party is making efforts to woo Dalits and other marginalised sections of society ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. 
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