Published On : Tue, Dec 18th, 2018

Amit Shah to address meeting in city to woo Dalit voters

Nagpur: With Lok Sabha elections approaching fast, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters specially the Dalit voters. The party has decided to embark on the mission from Nagpur soil. The party is organising a conclave of Scheduled Caste Morcha in the city on January 19 and 20. The event will be graced by party President Amit Shah himself.

During his visit to city, Shah is likely to pay a visit to historic Deekshabhoomi. The move could be mainly aimed at connecting Ambedkari Samaj (Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar followers). A decision to hold the conclave in city has taken but discussions are being held for fixing the venue. It could be Kavi Suresh Bhat Auditorium or Mankapur Sports Complex or MLA Hostel.

The second day of the meet will see a public meeting that could be held either at Kasturchand Park or Ishwar Deshmukh Physical Education College ground. Party’s State Organising Secretary Vijay Puranik held a meeting with office-bearers and main workers on Monday to discuss details of the conclave.

The meet is likely to be attended by Scheduled Caste Morcha’s 5000 activists from across Vidarbha. The State Assembly elections possibly could be held simultaneously with Lok Sabha poll. With this possibility in mind, party has started preparations on various fronts. Apart from party President Amit Shah, the meet will be attended by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, State unit President Raosaheb Danve, several party ministers and leaders.

It may be recalled, recently the President of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh Dr Prakash Ambedkar and AIMIM leaders had jointly addressed a public meeting at Kasturchand Park. During the meeting, a scathing attack was launched on BJP and RSS. The BJP conclave in January is being seen as a counter to the public meeting of Dr Prakash Ambedkar and AIMIM leaders.