PM Modi can’t win trust of Dalits, Rahul Gandhi says
NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should know that he would not be able to win the trust of Dalits no matter how many Ambedkar statues he garlands because of his “regressive mindset” about the community.
Rahul upped the aggression against BJP on the simmering Dalit front as he launched the “save the Constitution” campaign organised by AICC’s scheduled castes cell chaired by Nitin Raut, aimed at mobilising the key community.
Accusing BJP of suppressing institutions like the Supreme Court, the Congress president said it was the first time that four senior most judges of the apex court had to run to the public to seek justice, referring to their January 12 press conference.
“Modi is only interested in Modi, in how he can become the Prime Minister,” he said. He also blamed the Centre for rising atrocities on Dalits and poor, and rapes of minor girls.
Rahul said PM Modi was afraid of facing Parliament because of glaring instances of co ption and malgovernance. “Let me speak for 15 minutes on Rafale, Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Modi will not be able to stand there,” the Congress leader said.
Rahul started his speech by citing Modi’s comments about Dalits from his book “Karmayogi”. He said the PM felt if Dalits had stuck to cleaning toilets for generations, it must be for reasons beyond “filling their belly”, because they found the experience “spiritual”.
Rahul’s riposte appeared targeted at PM’s comment at the recent inauguration of “Ambedkar National Memorial” where he accused Congress of humiliating the Dalit icon during his lifetime in contrast to BJP go nment unveiling many memorials of the emancipator.
AICC SC cell chairman Nitin Raut said the campaign will travel across states till April 14, 2019. The function was attended by party leaders Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjuna Kharge, among others.
Kanulal Gorane-5 hours ago
Stop dividing the nation on cast & religion politics. People in India realised this game. Inocent people get killed due to political fights. Why political leaders worry about all this when they are in opposition. What did you do when ruling for @65-70 years.?
Bm-Australia-5 hours ago
Wow, the druggie is back. Of course no one can succeed in division like babua and his 40 brown thieves.
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Kiss My But X-Dallas, Texas, USA. From Bengaluru-4 hours ago
Rahul ji must be day dreaming. PM Modi ji always has the support of dalits according to IT cell employees and Photoshop team.
Bajrang-3 hours ago
Pappu is behaving like a handful street children throwing stones at an elephant walking elegantly along a road. The elephant doesn't care but pappu's army of urchins feel that the elephant is so scared that it doesn't dare react.
Dare-3 hours ago
Why dont you marry a dalit you youth leader... you will be good for all good reasons...
Indian-2 hours ago
there are only 2 kinds of politicians in India..
1. who talk about development
2. who talk about caste and religion
people have to decide on whom do they want to support
Yogesh-Location-4 hours ago
Congress is a hate party. It always uses caste and communal politics. Now it is instigating Dalits. It is expert in using Muslm communal politics.
Abhishek-5 hours ago
How much more casteism does this country needs. 50% doctors and engineers from premier institutions are made due to their cast and not talent.
Dare-3 hours ago
Lol.. you have won the trust of india since 1947.. first broke india, then lost to china, then declared emergency, then masaacared sikhs, then divided india further, godhra - not a word you spoke... AND you talk like a brain tumor Ghandhy !!!