PATNA: Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi () on Sunday promised proper representations to the people of Teli and Sahu social groups in the 2019 parliamentary elections in and Jharkhand which together account for 54 Lok Sabha seats.
“We cannot say in advance the number of seats that people from the Teli and Sahu social groups will get from the BJP and its alliance partners to contest in the parliamentary elections, but it will certainly be more than what the grand alliance or the UPA partners will give them,” SuMo said while addressing the delegates of the Teli and Sahu groups here on Sunday.

He also said only PM Narendra Modi takes of the interests of the scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and backward class people, adding the votes of Teli and Sahu social groups should be for the BJP to ensure his return to power again.

Bihar BJP brass other than SuMo who also spoke on the occasion included party’s state president Nityanand Rai, ministers Nand Kishore Yadav and Ram Narain Mandal, former minister Sunil Kumar Pintu and an MP from Nepal, Pramod Sahu.

They all appealed to the people of the two caste groups to take up the 2019 parliamentary elections as a “challenge” and, accordingly, vote for the BJP to support PM Modi, who not only hails from their caste but also has been the strongest PM the country has had to challenge the policies of the US on matters related to imposition of import duty.

Further, as they said, only the BJP had given them more representation, like 10 seats in the 2015 assembly elections of which five won. Besides, Mandal and Pintu were made ministers in the state government. Yadav, in particular, recalled the names of persons from the two social groups who went to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the BJP tickets.

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