Bihar Polls: BJP’s New Formula to Woo Dalits

By tahir marfani in Top Story on November 2, 2015

Bihar Polls: BJP's New Formula to Woo Dalits
Bihar Polls: BJP’s New Formula to Woo Dalits

PATNA: With the ongoing preparation of the remaining three phases of Bihar polling, The BJP has devised a formula to connect to the Dalits and the extremely backward castes (EBC). A state BJP minister said on Friday, “the DEOR formula stands for the inspiring mixture of Dalit-mahadalit, EBCs, Organizational party network and the Reservation issue”

Polling for 81 seats is over while voting for 162 constituencies over three days will occur in the coming weeks. 22 out of 38 districts of 162 constituencies consists of riverine areas where the groups of EBC caste such as Nishads (boatmen), Bind and Mallah (fishermen) and Nonis is politically significant. Dalits and EBCs attributes for around 38% population of Bihar.

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