Four days after joining the Bharatya Janata Party (BJP), noted Punjab singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans kicked off his campaign for the saffron party for the upcoming state assembly elections on Wednesday to woo Dalit voters of the state.
While addressing a rally of party’s SC Morcha organised in Amritsar (central) assembly segment by BJP’s national secretary Tarun Chugh, expected to be fielded as party candidate in the segment, Hans said BJP is the sole political party which takes care of the interests of Dalits.
Justifying the demonetisation move of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “Ban on the currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 is a sacrificial move of the PM. He took the bold step which no other PM dared to take in the past.”
“Modi realises the pain of the poor who are living miserable lives as the rich have large chunks of black money,” he added.
He said the move is greatly beneficial for the poor especially the Dalits and the queues would become invisible from outside banks and ATMs. “Once the black money is unearthed completely, the poor people would automatically be uplifted,” he added.
Targeting Om Parkash Soni, Congress MLA from the constituency, Chugh said the Congress MLA did nothing to develop the segment and the residents have been crying for his attention. “Even as I lost the elections in the past state polls, I ensured segment’s development and managed to get allocations,” he added.
BJP state vice-president Rajinder Mohan Chhinna said the saffron party is the real custodian of the Dalits and they should vote for it in the forthcoming elections.