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New Delhi: To drum up support in the next Lok Sabha elections (2024), BJP is camping in 75,000 Dalit areas from today, PM Modi’s birthday.
Today is PM Modi’s birthday. On this day, the BJP is camping in 75,000 areas where Dalits live across the country. The camp, which will be held till November 26, the Constitution Day of India, has been named as ‘Samburk Abhiyan’ (Communication Movement). In this, the BJP SC unit will go to the areas and talk to the Dalit people and hear their grievances. These meetings are to be held continuously for a total of 70 days.
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Lal Singh Arya, national president of BJP SC unit, said, “In these meetings, the government will also talk about the benefits of education, development and employment programs for Dalits. We will also promptly resolve any issues arising in receiving it. We are going to visit all the 7,500 government hostels where the students are staying,” he said.
Group to solve problems
During these meetings, 5-member committees have been constituted for each area to resolve the issues raised by the Dalit people. These works are expected to increase Dalit support for the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The party leadership also expressed hope that Dalit people will get rid of their misconceptions about the BJP.
In the last 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Jatav community, a section of the Dalit community in the large state of Uttar Pradesh, saw a 13 percent increase in votes for the BJP. In the state of West Bengal too, the Dalit vote for the BJP was about 18 percent.
The BJP says that the reason for this is that the BJP-led central government has implemented various schemes for Dalits.
Special General Secretary
A general secretary post has been reserved for Dalits in BJP’s national organization. These quotas are also for Dalits at the state and district levels. There are currently 12 Dalit ministers in the Union Cabinet. It is also noteworthy that the number of Dalit MPs from 5 BJP in the Rajya Sabha has now increased to 7.