Brahmins form BEM to take on Modi

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Ahmedabad, Oct 2 (UNI) Taking a cue from the strong Patel community's show of strength against Chief Minister Narendra Modi at Rajkot recently, the Brahmin community has united under the banner of ''Brahm Ekta Manch (BEM)'' in a bid to make a dent in the Modi regime.

''Over one lakh brahmins will attend the BEM meeting at Rajkot on October 7 to show their social, economical and political strength,'' BEM convenor Jagdishbhai Dave said here today.

Mr Dave, speaking to reporters, said, ''The BEM meeting has been organised to provide a common platform to various organisarions of Brahmin community to come under one banner and show their strength and solidarity.'' ''Though Brahmins are not a winning factor in the political scenario, but the ruling BJP or opposition Congress should not take us for granted as in every assembly constituency our voting strength is over 10,000 voters and in the last assembly elections, the winning margins were only between 500 to 5000 in around 65 constituencies,'' Mr Dave said.

He denied that the BEM had association with any political party or individual politicians.

Mr Dave said the BEM wants a seven per cent representation in the state assembly as Brahmins constitute seven per cent of Gujarat's population.


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