BJP's Dalit MPs have exposed 'anti-Dalit' Modi govt: Congress

Hannah Rogers
April 9, 2018

Meanwhile, veering towards Andhra Pradesh, Modi, who is alleged to be acting as political Prime Minister instead of governing Prime Minister, has gone back on all his promises he had made to Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing BJP MPs on the party's 38th foundation day, Modi said parliamentary proceedings stooped to a new low owing to the conduct of the Congress.

The BJP had been treated as an "untouchable" party by others when it was founded in 1980 but it has become strong due to people's faith in it. "People have taken us to this level and now we have to live for them", he said.

He said the Congress had been continuously highlighting the plight of these weaker sections, but the "hypocrite BJP leadership seems to be busy playing with fire by deliberately dividing society".

"The Congress party is intolerant of the mandate given to (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi in 21 states", Union Parliamentary Minister Ananth Kumar told NDTV as he and other MPs marched across the parliament complex holding yellow posters and placards and shouting slogans. The BJP president, a pretty aggressive political personality to begin with, ratcheted up the rhetoric a dozen or so notches more in his remarks to the faithful duly gathered with the charge that all manner of Opposition leaders were busy scrambling up the lone surviving, metaphorical, tree on a political landscape flooded by the Modi Wave much like the flood plains of India are during the monsoon.

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A Dalit MP from Uttar Pradesh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the Centre was ignoring Dalits.

Modi has spoken about his vision of a "new India' that will provide all families a home and which will be without casteism and communalism". He said attempts were being made to induct the BSP rival into the BJP.

"In the era of social media and communication, if we remain inactive, those anti-national, anti-social, selfish, wrong-doers will occupy that space". The BJP and its senior leaders were virtually ostracized from prevalent political scenario.

People can now see where those are who practised this untouchability and those who were its victims, he said in a reference to the party's rise and the fall of socialist parties and the Congress. Interacting with the help of digital application - NarendraModi App, the PM appealed the party workers to refrain from using offensive language. It was a declaration of war with a firm eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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