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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 02:14 AM IST

Indore: JAYS to contest Lok Sabha election from 6 tribal seats

Jai Adivasi Yuva Shakti |

Jai Adivasi Yuva Shakti |

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Indore: While all the political parties have intensified their campaign for forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Jai Adivasi Yuva Shakti (JAYS), which has successfully established a stronghold in the tribal-dominated areas of Madhya Pradesh, too started campaigning and decided to plant their candidates from six Lok Sabha seats of the state.

Talking to Free Press, national convenor of JAYS and MLA from Manawar Dr Hiralal Alawa said, “We have also blow the poll bugle with the Adiwasi Mahapanchayat organised a few days ago in Kukshi. We are going to contestant Lok Sabha election from six tribal dominated seats including Khargone, Betul, Shahdol, Dhar, Jhabua and Mandla.”

He said that they have started preparations and selection of the candidates while looking for every option they have. “We have not collaborated with any of the party for Lok Sabha elections yet. We are open to all as whoever supports our ideology and want to work for tribal welfare we will support them,” Alawa said.

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Creating trouble for Congress, Alawa didn’t deny supporting BJP and expressed his satisfaction for the same if BJP supports their ideology. “We have not decided yet to support any of the party including BJP and Congress. But, if BJP supports our ideology then we have no problem in supporting them.

We are working for the welfare of tribal and that is the only agenda for us, support of the party is secondary for us,” the national convener of JAYS said. On the question of contesting Lok Sabha election, Alawa said instead of contesting election he will work to strengthen his organisation.

However, JAYS didn’t get any recognition of political party yet and will plant contestant independently. JAYS had created hype during the assembly elections in tribal areas of the state but joined hands with Congress had to settle on single seat. Alawa has also been protesting against Congress government for not giving him ministerial berth while the latter had assured to give participation in the government.

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Published on: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 09:43 AM IST
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