" I invite all of you to become a part of the BJP and see for yourself what our party's ideology is and how we work for the Dalit community at the ground level, he said."
New Delhi, Dec 8 - Going all out to woo the city's Dalit community, BJP leaders Monday took part in a rally here promising to dedicate the year 2015 to the uplift of the community.

Speaking at the rally organised by the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations at the Ramlila Maidan here, president of the Delhi unit of the BJP Satish Upadhyay said that the party as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to uplift Dalits.

Dalits have always been considered as vote banks by political parties but not anymore. The BJP has dedicated the year 2015 to work for the city's Dalits, Upadhyay said.

All through the year, we will work in slums and shanties where Dalits live, and work towards their economic and social upliftment, he added.

Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari also addressed the rally and urged the crowd to become a part of the BJP.

The opposition parties in Delhi have succeeded in projecting the BJP as an anti-Dalit party. However, the BJP is the only party which talks about a person's qualities and merits and not his caste or background.

I invite all of you to become a part of the BJP and see for yourself what our party's ideology is and how we work for the Dalit community at the ground level, he said.

Gadkari said it was the party's aim to empower the community with education and financial independence.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 
PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002426388
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.

STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India
 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.