TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an “anti-Dalit” mindset, BJP president Amit Shah has asked the Congress chief to look at facts when “free from winking” and alleged it was the opposition party that had a legacy of insulting Dalits.
In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said the Prime Minister’s legacy includes “strongest amendments to SC/ST Act” and setting up of the OBC Commission, while the Congress legacy was about insulting Dalit leaders, opposing the Mandal Commission report and blocking a move to empower the OBC body. His attack at the Congress and its president came after Mr Gandhi joined a protest at Jantar Mantar and criticised PM Modi over his government’s policies towards Dalits.
In a series of tweets scoffing at Mr Gandhi, Mr Shah asked him to spend some time on facts “when you are free from winking and disrupting Parliament” and asserted that the NDA government has ensured the strongest amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. He was referring to Mr Gandhi’s apparent wink in Lok Sabha after hugging PM Modi during a debate on the no-confidence motion against the government.