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Chhattisgarh polls: Will new parties like Hamar Raj make a dent in the Congress stronghold in Bastar?

Outlook’s Rakhi Bose talked to Ashok Telandi, HRP’s candidate for the Bijapur constituency, about the major campaign issues for the party and how it planned to upstage the established parties in the state.

Chhattisgarh polls: Will new parties like Hamar Raj make a dent in the Congress stronghold in Bastar?
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The Hamar Raj Party was founded by former senior Congress leader Arvind Netam, an influential leader among the Adivasi community that dominates  Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. 

Emerging out of the influential civil group Sarva Adivasi Sanstha, the party intends to become the voice of Adivasis and fight for 'Jal Jangal Jameen' or rights over natural resources in Bastar, something that successive Congress and BJP governments have failed to do.

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