Dec 08, 2019, 01.56 AM IST



BJP’s tribal rally in Delhi on December 9

The rally will focus on the rights of tribals and how the BJP is working towards empowering the section of population which is among the most deprived, said party members. The timing of the rally is significant as assembly polls are on in Jharkhand, a state with 26% tribal population.

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