Mission Assembly Elections: With an aim to secure Scheduled Caste and Dalit votes in the forthcoming Assembly elections, the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has on Tuesday called for a meeting of all MP (Members of Parliament) representing the community.
According to the sources, BJP chief JP Nadda and national general secretary (organizational) BL Santhosh will address the meeting and decide on the party’s strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka, which are scheduled to go to the elections by next year, have a substantial population of the Dalit community.
About 50 SC MPs of the BJP from both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have been invited to attend the meeting, sources said.
The BJP chief is likely to present the number of welfare measures and policies being implemented by the Narendra Modi government for the benefit of underprivileged communities.
As per the sources, in recent years, the BJP has been focusing on communities that remained behind financially and socially.
With a substantial percentage of votes in every state, the community has emerged as a core vote bank for the BJP in the recent elections.