Amritsar: As always Dalit vote bank will play a dynamic role in deciding the electoral fate of the main political parties in Punjab including the Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the People's Party of Punjab (PPP).

The Dalits in Majha region, which has 26 Assembly constituencies, plays a very distinguishable role in deciding the winning prospects of any party in every election.
Popular for being a game changer, the crucial Majha seats are among the top most concerns for the political parties during 2012 Assembly elections in Punjab.

In the last elections, SAD-BJP alliance resumed the power by winning the 23 constituency seats out of the 26 in Majha region.

Trying their electoral fate, all the political parties are striving hard to beat each other and maximise their chances to come to power.

The ruling SAD-BJP alliance has blown the election bugle with development as their top most agenda to woo the voters. On the other hand, downsizing the panorama of the ruling party, the Congress has come out with a strategy of highlighting the loopholes of the state government and has always termed the development agenda a mere political gimmick of the Parkash Singh Badal government.

Learning lessons from the past election, the Congress has left no stone unturned to knit their ways in resuming the power in Punjab by wooing the dalit vote banks in this region.

Taking a dig at the SAD, the Congress is accusing the state government of favouring its bastion Malwa region and confining the developmental work up to this region only.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a seething attack on the state government and held it responsible for the poor progress of neighbouring Haryana.

Meanwhile, other political parties including BJP the also blew the election bugle in the state on Saturday.

(JPN/Bureau)