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Delhi polls: BJP woos Poorvanchalis with poll ticket promise

With an eye on the Poorvanchali votes, the BJP on Sunday promised tickets to candidates from the region who were ‘capable’ for the coming Assembly elections in Delhi. People from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are referred to as Poorvanchalis.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2013 00:04 IST
Shaswati Das

With an eye on the Poorvanchali votes, the BJP on Sunday promised tickets to candidates from the region who were ‘capable’ for the coming Assembly elections in Delhi. People from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are referred to as Poorvanchalis.

The Poorvanchali Morcha of Delhi BJP had on Sunday organised a programme to introduce Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari as the face of the Poorvanchali population in Delhi.

Tiwari was inducted into the party on October 3 and the Sunday event was Tiwari’s first public appearance along with other top BJP leaders such the party’s Delhi unit president Vijay Goel, Harshvardhan, Vijender Gupta, Lal Bihari Tiwari, RK Sinha and Aman Sinha.

“We will give party tickets to those who are capable. Poorvanchali people hailing from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are our strength and in this country a majority of achievers are Poorvanchalis. However, our biggest question is not who will become an MP, MLA or the chief minister, but who will help fight corruption in this country,” said Delhi election in-charge Nitin Gadkari.

The party leaders said that while the Congress had blamed Poorvanchalis for the crimes in Delhi, it was actually this section of the population that was responsible for the city’s progress.

“Chief minister Sheila Dikshit has always looked down upon the Poorvanchali and has often held them responsible for the increasing crime in the state. But Delhi is what it is today because of the Poorvanchalis. The skyrocketing prices affect them the most because they belong to the lower strata,” Gadkari added.