Dalit majority colonies chase away BJP candidates

Huge banners were also put up in many colonies asking “anti-Dalit people” not to come asking for votes.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Published:January 24, 2016 1:52 am

BJP candidates contesting the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, scheduled to be held on February 2, faced protests when they went to colonies with a sizeable Dalit population.

Angry residents either chased away BJP candidates or asked them to go back from as many as 65 municipal wards.

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“Why does BJP need votes from anti-nationals and casteists? Go away, go away,” the crowds chanted, as candidates retreated.

On Sunday, Dalit leaders are expected to take out a rally urging Dalits not to vote for the BJP. “The policies of the BJP and the harassment of ABVP led to Rohith Vemula’s suicide. Why should we vote for BJP? We will walk through 65 wards where there is a sizeable population of Dalits and appeal to them not to vote for BJP candidates,” B Brahma Prasad, Telangana state president of Mala Sangham, said.

Huge banners were also put up in many colonies asking “anti-Dalit people” not to come asking for votes.

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  1. J
    Jan 24, 2016 at 6:19 am
    Congrats to congress for successfully using the same strategy they've been using for the past 60 years...congrats to indian junta for being as stupid as they were 60 yrs ago...
  2. L
    Jan 24, 2016 at 12:55 am
    polarisation at work?
  3. J
    John Saxon
    Jan 25, 2016 at 3:56 am
    Very good development. Dalits should boot out these Brahmanist terrorists and elect only those candidates who have clear pro-Dalit credentials. It is time for a revolution, and only Dalits can lead a true revolution in India. Jai Bhim!
  4. K
    Kapil Swami
    Feb 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm
    Very good development.
  5. V
    Varun Reddy
    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:37 am
    Where are these colonies? I am from Hyd and there are no such Dalit 'majority' colonies here. Where are these Old city style Muslim ghettos where only Dalits reside?
  6. R
    rajan luthra
    Jan 24, 2016 at 2:14 am
    Unmasking of the monsters!
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