Dalit Praja Party will launch membership drive on March 11 and conduct plenary session in May 11 and 12, party president Sangati Manohar said on Wednesday.

Dalits should emerge as a decisive force in the next general elections, he said in the party meeting here and called upon Dalits to teach a lesson to political parties which ignore their interests.

He urged the people of all communities to join the party.

The meeting observed silence to condole the death of innocent persons who lost lives in the recent terrorist attack in Hyderabad. Mr. Manohar demanded stern action against those responsible for the attacks and measures to avert recurrence of such incidents.

DPP leaders D. Dolomon, P. Bhaskar, K. Narasimhulu, Chandrababu and A. Sudhakar Babu participated.