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BJP eyes minority voters in Jamshedpur West assembly constituency

We want to increase Bidyut�s total votes by three times: Saryu

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Jamshedpur : With an eye on minority voters, especially in Jamshedpur West assembly constituency, BJP is working hard to connect to the voters.��

Jamshedpur West MLA and state food and civil supplies minister, Saryu Roy on Tuesday informed that members of BJP minority cell are interacting with residents in minority dominated areas of Jamshedpur West assembly constituency.

 �As per our plans minority cell members will be starting distribution of voter�s slips in the minority dominated areas of Jamshedpur West areas from May 1 onward and the members will be informing about welfare schemes undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with testimonies of beneficiaries of the government schemes to the minorities. We have asked the party workers to take feedback towards BJP and clear their misconception,� said Roy while addressing media at the BJP party office in Contractor�s Area in Bistupur.

There are nearly 90,000 minority voters in the Jamshedpur West assembly constituency, the highest in all the six assembly segments (Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Potka, Jugsalai, Baharagora and Ghatshila) falling under Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency.

The two-time Jamshedpur West MLA, Roy further informed that this time BJP party national head-office has sorted the voter�s slip in the form of families.

 �It has made our task easier and we do not have to sort the voter�s slip family wise in each of the polling booths as it has already been done by our party national headoffice. We will be distributing the voter�s slip to each of the family at their doorstep and interacting with each of the family members available in the house. In Jamshedpur West we have formed 50-party supporters for each polling booths,� said Roy.

The state minister further said that they are targeting to increase party voter�s base by three times in this election.

 � In the last elections Bidyut Baran Mahto had polled 89,066 votes out of a total of 1,79,222 votes polled in 2014 parliamentary polls in Jamshedpur West assembly seat, which is roughly 50 per cent of the total votes. We want to increase it by three times,� added Roy.

While in 2009 Assembly elections, Jamshedpur West proved to be interesting battle. Though the senior leader of BJP Saryu Roy had maintained a lead of 11,000 votes till 14th round but the last two rounds of 20 rounded counting turned out to be crucial for Roy. Despite all odds Congress candidate Banna Gupta managed to cover the gap and by 18th round despite lagging behind 500 hundred votes improved tremendously in last two round defeated senior leader Saryu Roy by a margin of mere 3297 votes. Banna Gupta received 55638 votes and Saryu Roy 52341 votes.

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