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Delhi BJP holds 'Samrasta Bhoj' to woo Dalits

NEW DELHI: Seeking a more potent connect to Dalit citizens within the run as much as the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is keeping 'Samrasta Bhoj' (social team spirit banquet) within the 12 reserved assembly constituencies spread throughout six parliamentary seats in Delhi.

The SC Morcha of the Delhi unit of the party, that had effectively organised the 'Bhim Mahasangam' rally at Ramlila ground right here ultimate month, is reaching out to the Dalit citizens within the 12 reserved assembly constituencies during the 'Samrasta Bhoj', stated morcha president Mohanlal Gihara.

The reserved assembly constituencies, together with Trilokpuri, Kondli, Seemapuri, Gokalpur, Ambedkar Nagar and Deoli, among others, will be lined below the programme, in search of strengthen for the BJP within the Lok Sabha polls, he stated.

These 12 constituencies fall below North East Delhi, New Delhi, East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi Lok Sabha seats. Delhi has a total of seven Lok Sabha seats.

"We are holding these 'Samrasta Bhoj' programmes to reach out to the Dalit voters, (to tell them) how their interests have been served under the Modi government through different welfare schemes," Gihara informed.

"We have lined up Union ministers Thawar Chand Gehlot, Krishna Raj, Harsh Vardhan and Vijay Goel to participate in these events," he stated.

An afternoon earlier than a 'Samrasta Bhoj' is held, the employees of the BJP's SC Morcha distribute flyers, asking locals to attend the development.

The spotlight of the 'Samrasta Bhoj' is 'khichdi' cooked from leftover rice and pulses that had been collected for the 'Bheem Mahasangam' rally, he stated.

An international document was set by cooking 5,000 kg of 'samarasta khichdi' the use of rice and pulses collected from around three lakh Dalit households in Delhi. The leftover rice and pulses are now used for cooking 'khichdi' at 'Samarasta Bhoj', he added.

"Cooking 'samrasta khichdi' and then serving it among the members of the community fosters unity and provides them with an opportunity to know how the Modi government is working for them," Gihara stated.

The BJP received all seven Lok Sabha seats within the 2014 common elections. With the Aam Aadmi Party announcing no to an alliance with the Congress within the Lok Sabha elections, Delhi is ready to witness a triangular contest within the polls scheduled for April-May. VIT DIV DIV

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