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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Dalits look beyond Congress, BJP in Solapur Some political observers are sticking their neck out to assert that neither the Congress nor NCP are principal opponents to the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine

Elections:On the 128th birth commemoration of B R Ambedkar, his grandson, Prakash Ambedkar, went to the recognition function in Solapur, one of the locale in Maharashtra with a solid Dalit and Muslim base, who together record for 35 percent of the city's populace.


He is battling the Solapur Lok Sabha situate against Sushilkumar Shinde of the Congress, and Jaisiddheshwar Swami of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The seat has seen substituting triumphs of the two driving national gatherings over the most recent two decades. Be that as it may, this time, it is extraordinary, says Akhil Shakya, a legal counselor and Solapur area leader of Bhim Army, a sociopolitical outfit. "The Dalit vote generally went to the Congress, however everybody knows at this point, the Congress and the BJP are the equivalent. We as a whole stand joined behind Balasaheb (Prakash Ambedkar) this time," he said. Outfits, for example, these have loaned backing to Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, a different political front advanced by Ambedkar. Muslims, who are a fifth of the masses in Solapur Municipal Corporation, have likewise been conventional voters of the Congress. In any case, Ibrahim Vijapure, recalling that he was dependably advised to vote in favor of the Congress before, stated: "Jo pailwan bolega usko vote denge (I will vote in favor of the one whom the strongman instructs me to)." He was alluding to Taufik Shaikh, the Solapur area leader of the All India Majis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). The religious ideological group, with every one of its supporters, is firmly behind Ambedkar's new political task.


Supporters of the front who had landed at the midway found Ambedkar statue in Solapur city — reciting Jai Bhim consistently — said that VBA speaks to something like 30 noteworthy little positions, for example, malis, salis, kolis, dhangars, lohars, kasars, sutars, tambolis, telis, koshtis, banjaras, nhavis, kaikadis, and so forth. The front has given Lok Sabha tickets to hopefuls from these standings, which are unfathomable in any standard political discussion, they said. Some political spectators are purchasing the contention set up by Ambedkar and his kind, and are adhering their neck out to affirm that neither the Congress nor the Sharad Pawar-drove Nationalist Congress Party are the main rivals to the decision BJP-Shiv Sena join. It is the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, they state.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Dalits look beyond Congress, BJP in Solapur  

Some political observers are sticking their neck out to assert that neither the Congress nor NCP are principal opponents to the ruling BJP-S...

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Dalits look beyond Congress, BJP in Solapur  

Some political observers are sticking their neck out to assert that neither the Congress nor NCP are principal opponents to the ruling BJP-S...

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