Dalit sammelan of UP SP tomorrow in Mulayam's constituency

Dalit sammelan of UP SP tomorrow in Mulayam

images (13)Azamgarh, Jul 10 - The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh would be holding divisional level 'Dalit Conferences' from tomorrow. The first of the Dalit Conference would be held here tomorrow in the parliamentary constituency of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav. SP MP from Badaun and nephew of the party president Dharmendra Yadav would be the chief guest in the conference. However, in the next Dalit Conferences to be held in Varanasi in August, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be the chief guest. With the recent statement of Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati alleging that only Yadavs would sit in the Dalit sammelan of the SP, the Azamgarh conference have gained political importance in the state. Tomorrow's conference would be attended by several UP ministers, including Awadhesh Prasad, Shiv Kumar Beria, Ram Karan Arya, Ms Aruna Kori and Jagdish Sonkar. Earlier, the Azamgarh conference was slated to be held on June 30, but later it was shifted to July 11. Now the rest of the Dalit sammelans, one in each of the 18 divisions of the state would be held by December 2015. General Secretary of the Dalit Cell of SP Jugal Kishore Valmiki said here today that the leader would try to convince the Dalits and motivate them towards their party alone that is concerned about the welfare of the downtrodden and deprived sections of society. “Dalits now have a mind of their own. A sizeable section among Dalits has grown into a middle class segment. The youth in this segment is active in social media," Mr Valmiki said. The other sammelans would be organised at Varanasi, Kanpur, Jhansi, Meerut, Allahabad, Agra, Banda, Gonda along with others areas and will culminate with a rally in Lucknow on December. The SP, apparently, sees potential in Dalit voters because in the 2012 Assembly elections, the party had won on 56 out of the 85 reserved seats. “Moreover, the Akhilesh government has made sure that Dalits are the beneficiaries of our schemes like laptop distribution, Samajwadi Pension Scheme and Lohia Awas Yojana. Dalits are now aware of their rights and can also see which party is actually working for their welfare and benefit,” said Mr Valmiki.

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