SC votes crucial, says Kashyap
The president of the Scheduled Caste Morcha of the Himachal unit of the BJP, Mr Virendra Kashyap, while addressing a meeting of the district unit of the morcha here yesterday, spelled out the strategy to be adopted by his organisation to ensure the BJP’s victory in the next General Election.
Mr Kashyap said Scheduled Caste voters had a decisive say in the outcome of elections in 22 Assembly segments in the state. He said the morcha had decided to activate at least 10 members each at the booth level to keep the electorate informed about the measures taken by the present government for the uplift of the Dalits.
He said schemes like the Bhim Rao Ambedkar Yojana for granting stipends to Dalits and the Guru Ravi Dass and the Balmiki yojanas aimed at providing special incentives to weaker sections of society would sway the voters in favour of the BJP.
Mr Kashyap said the morcha would immediately take up the issue of granting permanent rights to the Scheduled Caste farmers over the land leased out to them in the district with the Chief Minister and the Revenue Minister. The morcha president, while welcoming the government measures to grant aid to the drought-hit farmers, demanded that the Scheduled Castes be given special aid in this regard.