Speaking for vulnerable is in nature of politics: JD (U)

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New Delhi [India], Jan. 11 (ANI): In a veiled support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its 'Anusuchit Swabhimaan Sammelan', the Janata Dal United (JD-U) on Wednesday said it is the nature of politics to speak for vulnerable and for the communities who have been marginalised. JD (U) leader Pawan Verma said told ANI that the political parties must be given the freedom to speak for the rights of the downtrodden, the vulnerable and the exploited without committing violence or social division. "I fully respect the Supreme Court and its judgements especially to the matter in the extremely backward classes or to schedule tribes who have been denied such rights on an institutional basis for millennium... I say this with honest concern with due respect for the Supreme Court. It is the nature of politics where you speak for the vulnerable, where you speak for the downtrodden, exploited. And to speak for the communities who have been marginalised," he said. Clearing his stand, Verma said what is politics all about if people cannot make things right that is wrong. "I am not saying that BJP's association with the Dalits is something which is actually motivated for the good of the Dalits... But political parties must be given the freedom without creating either violence or social division to speak for the rights of the downtrodden, the vulnerable, and the exploited," he added. The sammelan started from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, where party SC Morcha state president Kaushal Kishore addressed a gathering in Aurai (SC reserved) on Tuesday. Union Minister Krishna Raj will address the next meet in Gonda district today, and The party has also engaged Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Agra MP Ram Shanker Katheria and other SC leaders to address these meets. The series of sammelans will conclude in Jhansi on January 20. The state has 84 Assembly segments reserved for SCs, and the party is holding 'Anusuchit Swabhimaan Sammelan' in one reserved constituency in each of the 18 divisions in the state. (ANI)
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