Maintaining that the BJP was always committed to work for the betterment of the working class and communities, State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) has said that the Congress had done very little for these communities. Addressing a meeting of Madiwala community members from Nanjangud and Gundlupet constituencies here yesterday, Yeddyurappa said that Madiwala and other vocation-based communities were being politically, economically and academically exploited.
Claiming that these communities came to the fore when BJP ruled the State, Yeddyurappa said that the Congress was treating these communities merely as vote-bank.
Alleging that these communities had to suffer because of the negligence of the Congress, the State BJP Chief appealed these communities to vote for BJP candidates in Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-polls.
The meet organiser and BJP leader, Raghu Kautilya, likened Yeddyurappa’s participation in the meet to that of Basavanna visiting Madiwala Machideva’s house in the 12th century.
Claiming that it was only Yeddyurappa who can deliver social justice to the working class, Raghu said that it was Yeddyurappa who recognised micro communities and gave them a chance to contest polls.
He appealed the community members to vote for BJP candidates in Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-polls.
State BJP Slum Morcha President Jayaprakash Ambarkar, General Secretary C. Munikrishna, BJP National Executive Member B.P. Manjunath, Madiwala Community leaders and others were present.