April 24, 2016 1:42:01 am
In a bid to attract Dalits to the party fold, the BJP has decided to invite members of all 47 Scheduled Castes in Madhya Pradesh to take part in Simhastha Kumbh, where party president Amit Shah will take a dip in the Kshipra with them on May 11.
After the ‘Samarasta Snan’ (dip of harmony), Shah is scheduled to break bread with them, and later address a convention.
Retired bureaucrats, police officers and other prominent figures from Scheduled Caste communities will be invited to attend the event, a party functionary said, conceding that there’s still a perception that people from Dalit and tribal communities prefer the Congress over the BJP.
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