IJP to field 120 candidates in MP

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Bhopal, Oct 1 (UNI) Indian Justice Party (IJP), which claims to espouse the cause of minorities, backward classes and other downtrodden people, has decided to field about 120 candidates for the coming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, its General Secretary Parmendra Singh said today.

''The IJP aims to cater social and political justice to each citizen and to build a society where all should get equal education and work,'' Mr Singh told reporters here.

He said the party had released the first list of 44 candidates and the rest 76 would be announced after obtaining feed back from the party workers, who were active in several districts.

Party's Madhya Pradesh incharge Hemlata Senia said national and regional parties often fielded candidates having criminal background but the IJP had decided to give tickets only to those having clean image as the party's goal was to bring about social justice and social engineering.

Criticising the Bahujan Samaj Party for deviating from the issue of social justice and social engineering, Mr Singh alleged BSP went astray from the policies of its founder late Kanshi Ram and said the minorites were being neglected in the BSP.

Mr Singh said the IJP followed late Kanshi Ram's slogan which said ''Jiski Jitni Sankhya Bhaari Uski Utni Bhagidari'' (Those who are in majority should get more participation).

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