With national election a year away, the BJP is keen to set the perceptions right.
It is in this context that the BJP national president Amit Shah distanced his party from Union minister Anantkumar Hegde’s statement on amending the Constitution.
This he did during an ongoing election campaign in Karnataka.
Shah while speaking at the audience in a Dalit interaction programme made clear that PM Modi’s policies were more pro-Dalit than that of Congress governments.
He said that this is true for both state and central levels.
Former minister Srinivas Prasad, who moved to BJP after being dropped by chief minister Siddaramaiah from his cabinet in 2016, set the tone for the meeting by asking Shah to clarify BJP’s position on Hegde’s statement.