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SP concerned over AIADMK's attitude to BCs: Gopalkrishnan

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Chennai, Mar 28 (UNI) Dr M Gopalakrishnan, President of the Tamil Nadu unit of the Samajwadi Party, today expressed his concern over non allocation of even a single seat to the Yadava community by the ruling AIADMK to contest the May 8 elections to the State Assembly.

Addressing a press conference here, Dr Gopalakrishnan said this only showed the AIADMK had neglected the interests of about 46 lakh members of the Yadava community members in Tamil Nadu.

Though there was a huge Backward Class vote bank, major political parties did not give proper representation to them.

Dr Gopalakrishnan, who is also the President of the Tamil Nadu Backward Class Federation said the party along with 49 other like-minded BC organisations in the state will contest 50 seats in the coming elections.

The party will start receiving applications from aspirants beginning tomorrow. The list of candidates would be finalised by Sunday next, he added.

SP National President and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh will be invited to participate in the candidates introductory public meeting in the city scheduled for some time in the first week of next month.

The party's national council member, Mr Udhaya Pratap Singh, who is also incharge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu, will formally inaugurate the SP's new office building in the city tomorrow.

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