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Brahmins demand 'fair' share of tickets

Monday, 5 November 2012 - 3:26pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna
Feeling left out in the poll race, the Brahmins community met in city on Sunday to demand their share in the state assembly polls.

Feeling left out in the poll race, the Brahmins community met in city on Sunday to demand their share in the state assembly polls.

Seeking representation of their cast in ticket distribution, they asked political parties to field clean candidates from their community.

Brahm sena — an organisation representing the Brahmins— has asked all political parties to nominate at least 15 candidates from their community. They have also said if parties don’t hear their voices, they will have to pay a price for it in the polls. The body had even threatened to fill an independent candidate in Maninagar – the assembly constitution of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi if they were not considered in the election.

Maninagar constituency has 59,400 Brahmin voters, the highest number of Brahmin voters in the state, followed by Bhavnagar—East (56,500), Ellisbridge (54,435), Vejalpur (54,024), Ghatlodia (43,450) and Naranpura (41,536).

Ahmedabad has the highest number of Brahmin voters in the state, while the lowest numbers of Brahmin voters are in Darbada constituency of Dahod district, with only 995 voters.

Brahmsena president, Bhavesh Rajyaguru said that even though there are thousands of Brahmin votes in the state in many constituencies, the political parties are not considering candidates of their community. “We want the political parties to consider our strength,” he said.




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