Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his ideology is ‘anti-Dalit’.
“If Modi ji had space for Dalits in his heart then the policies for Dalits would have been different. When he was CM he wrote in his book ‘Daliton ko safai karne se anand milta hai’. This is his ideology”, said Gandhi who joined the protest by Dalits groups at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital.
Launching a scathing on the Bharatiya Janata Party he told the gathering “Wherever there is BJP government, Dalits are beaten up and crushed”.
Gandhi accompanied by CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury joined the protest.
Several Dalits groups organised the agitation over the provisions of the SC/ST Act. In March this year, the Supreme Court had diluted some stringent provisions of the law, triggering a massive protest by the Dalits that claimed 10 lives.>