Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Mar 16:
Speaking on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Kansiram Saheb here yesterday, BSP national general secretary and Odisha in-charge Dharamvir Singh Ashok said his party has decided to contest all the 147 Assembly and 21 Lok Sabha seats for which it would announce the list of candidates on Sunday.
Coming down heavily on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government, he said the state government has ignored the plight of the poor and the dalits as its entire focus is on industrialization.
“The poor, dalits and the minorities would be given equal rights and justice if the BSP comes to power”, he said.