Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), in a meeting held Saturday with party leaders from across Punjab, asked them to form a panel of the proposed contestants from their respective Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Punjab. The strongest candidate among the four would eventually fielded in the 2017 state elections.
Party’s national general secretary, Rajya Sabha member Narinder Kashyup and state BSP president Avtar Singh Karimpuri had called in the party’s Jalandhar office.
Kashyup also informed that on the birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar on April 14, a “Parivartan rally” would be held at Sardulgarh in Mansa district (Malwa Region).
He said all political parties, including AAP, is trying to lure the Dalit community of the state but the real champion for their rights, he added, is none but the BSP.
Notably the Aam Aadmi Party, in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, won 4 seats and the third largest vote share (24.4 per cent); the BSP had plunged from 4.29 per cent in 2012 to 1.91 per cent.