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Controversial BABA Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s supports BJP in Delhi polls

Delhi(PTI): The Dera, which has a considerable following in the Delhi’s neighbouring states Harayana and Punjab, claims to have about 20 lakh followers in Delhi alone out of which 12 lakh are voters.

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Dera Sacha Sauda headed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Thursday extended its support to BJP in tomorrow’s Delhi Assembly polls.

Ram Singh, chairman of the sect’s political affairs wing, said that the Dera has decided to support BJP candidates in Delhi elections.

Asked if the support was also for Akali dal candidates, he replied in the affirmative.

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The Dera, which has a considerable following in the Delhi’s neighbouring states Harayana and Punjab, claims to have about 20 lakh followers in Delhi alone out of which 12 lakh are voters.

The sect had announced to support BJP candidates during Haryana Assembly polls last year and the party stormed to power for the first time on its own.

“Today’s announcement was made by the political wing of Dera, which has 15 members,” political wing (Delhi unit) vice president Amandeep Insan said.

He claimed that the Dera has about 20 lakh followers in Delhi and they have been told to vote for BJP candidates in tomorrow’s polls.

“Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, drive against female foeticide and drugs in the country,” Amandeep told.

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  1. BJP’s last masterstroke in Delhi polls: Ram Rahim’s Sacha Sauda pledges support to Saffron party

    At a time when BJP is feeling jittery about its prospect in Delhi polls as majority of poll projections are putting AAP in driver’s seat, this could be a ‘game-changer’ for the Saffron party. Reportedly, Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda has pledged support to party in the Assembly election. It is being believed that Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s Dera have more than 20 lakh followers in Delhi. With the support of the Dera, BJP can register victory in at least 4-5 seats. As per reports, Dera will arrange door to door campaigns to garner support for the Saffron party which is being projected as number two in one of the most competitive assembly election in recent days. The sect had announced to support BJP candidates during Haryana Assembly polls last year and the party stormed to power for the first time on its own. “Today’s announcement was made by the political wing of Dera, which has 15 members,” political wing (Delhi unit) vice president Amandeep Insan told. He claimed that the Dera has about 20 lakh followers in Delhi and they have been told to vote for BJP candidates in day after tomorrow’s polls. “Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, drive against female foeticide and drugs in the country,” Amandeep told. Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party has stepped up the ante on the BJP. Taking a dig, Yogendra Yadav said, “Now we know why the censor board was unceremoniously packed off in the case of MSG movie”. Meanwhile, in another development, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday declined to stay the release of controversial film ‘Messenger of God (MSG)’, featuring Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Earlier, Political parties like SAD and INLD, and several Sikh outfits had taken to the streets in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi protesting against the film. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on whom the movie is based, claimed at a press conference that the film does not target any religious section.

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