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  1. Dalits have been suppressed ever since BJP came to power, says Mayawati

Dalits have been suppressed ever since BJP came to power, says Mayawati

Monsoon Session in the Parliament seems to be a bit low for BJP this time. While it was under attack for its ineffectiveness in the state and its 'anti-Dalit' attitude, party member Dayashankar Singh's sexist comment against BSP Chief Mayawati fueled the fire even further.

By: | Published: July 26, 2016 1:59 PM
Mayawati2PTI.l On Tuesday, BSP supremo said that Dalits have always been suppressed ever since BJP came to power in Centre. (PTI)

Monsoon Session in the Parliament seems to be a bit low for BJP this time. While it was under attack for its ineffectiveness in the state and its ‘anti-Dalit’ attitude, party member Dayashankar Singh’s sexist comment against BSP Chief Mayawati fueled the fire even further. Soon after the flogging of Dalits in Una, Gujarat, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that atrocities against Dalits have been on a rise since the time BJP gained power and also highlighted the silence of PM Modi on the Una incident, hinting to the approval of BJP for such malpractices.

Now, Mayawati has attacked BJP on the same issue. On Tuesday, BSP supremo said that Dalits have always been suppressed ever since BJP came to power in Centre.

On Monday, Mayawati also attacked PM Narendra Modi’s silence over the issue, saying, “Our party was expecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak on the Una incident given that he comes from Gujarat, but he remained silent,” Mayawati told the media. “But his silence on the matter clearly indicates he is not concerned about the issue at all. The Prime Minister should have been strict with the BJP-led state governments where the Dalits are being harassed on a daily basis,” she added.

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