Congress leader Tom Vadakkan
Congress leader Tom Vadakkan

BJP not doing enough for Dalits: Congress

ANI | Updated: Aug 12, 2018 14:00 IST

New Delhi [India], August 12 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday hit out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, saying that they are not making enough efforts to uplift the Dalits in the country.
Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan told ANI, that under the BJP's rule the backward classes are falling prey to mob violence.
"If one looks closely, several lynching operations against Dalits, beating of Dalits are taking place in our country. BJP is only paying lip service to renowned Dalit leader Bhim Rao Ambedkar ji. This clearly shows what all BJP is doing while in power. It is unfortunate that their (BJP) president is making such grandstanding statements about Dalits upliftment, which have no basis at all in ground reality," he said.
Vadakkan further trained guns at BJP President Amit Shah and said, "Amit Shah ji thinking about the country is strange, his only business is vote bank, vote bank and vote bank."
On Thursday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Modi of marginalising the weaker sections of the society.
While addressing a gathering at the Jantar Mantar, Gandhi scion said, "The things start with "neeyat" (intentions), whatever will be there in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's heart, the things will work according to that. Prime Minister Modi wants Dalits to remain marginalised. If Modi had a place for Dalits in his heart, his policies would have shown it by now. Prime Minister Modi had written in one of his books that it feels good when the house has been cleaned by a Dalit. The atrocities Act was given by the Congress party and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi to India. I assure you, the Congress will not let the SC/ST Act to be diluted." (ANI)

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