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Jamshedpur, Sept 20: The national president of Akhil Bharatiya Agrawal Sammelan (ABAS) Gopal Sharan Garg has demanded a minimum of eight seats for the Agrawal community to contest the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections on BJP tickets. He said out of the 81 Assembly seats in Jharkhand if 12 are contested by the Agrawal community candidates, they would have a fair chance of winning. “But eight seats provided to our community will ensure a definite victory,” Garg claimed. He was speaking to the media at the Sakchi Agrasen Bhawan during his Jamshedpur visit.
During his interaction with the media, the ABAS national president said that if the Agrawal community members win their VS seats they can aid the state government in formulating plans to boost business, industry and export trade with their knowhow. He said, “This way, there would be more development in the state and the issue of joblessness would be resolved.”
He informed that ABAS had sought 14 BJP constituency seats for the Vaishya community in Haryana and 10 in Maharashtra for the Vidhan Sabha elections in those states. He said that the national BJP president had been notified on this score and that he would make his stance clear to Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and the party’s state president Laxman Gilua who he will meet shortly.
Gopal Sharan Garg further stated that he had demanded Traders’ Welfare Board in every state and a Commission at the centre for he contended that traders often missed out on various subsidies for them and such Boards and the Commission would help them get the benefits.
“I have also demanded for declaring a public holiday on the occasion of Agrasen Maharaj Jayanti celebrations and naming on government institution in his name,” he informed.
The state president of ABAS Basant Kumar Mittal said that the Agr Bhagwat Katha was being initiated in Jamshedpur and soon the holy discourses would be organized by the Sammelan in various districts of Jharkhand.
Others present during the press conference included Acharya Narmada Shankar Guruji, district president Santosh Agrawal, Prabha Padia, Mahavir Agrawal and others.
Marwari Samaj get-together
Earlier, during a get-together of the Marwari Samaj, ABAS national president Gopal Sharan Garg met the people of various organizations of the Samaj and discussed issues like expansion of the organization and making it an inclusive unit of the total community. He also cast detailed light on the life and work of Agrasen Maharaj. Among those present in the get-together program at Agrasen Bhawan included Umesh Sah, Ashok Modi, Lata Agrawal, Omprakash Ringasia, Bajrang Lal Agrawal, Arun Bankrewal, Kamalkant Agrawal, Sanwarmal Agrawal, Mohanlal Agrawal, Balmukund Goyal, Anil Modi, Pankaj Chhavchharia, Puja Singhal, Kavita Agrawal and many others from the Marwari Sammelan, Agrawal Mahila Sammelan and Agrawal Yuva Manch.