STAFF WRITER 20:25 HRS IST
Gadkari outdoes Rahul Gandhi to woo Dalits
Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi
Indore, Feb 17 (PTI) BJP President Nitin Gadkari has done a Rahul
Gandhi with a visit to a Dalit home when he went to B R Ambedkar's
birthplace and later compared him to Martin Luther King.
Gadkari, who seems to be espousing several issues on the agenda of
Congress, has clearly stated that Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,
minorities and other backward classes would be wooed by the party.
Soon after he landed here yesterday for the party's National
Executive, Gadkari drove straight to Mhow and paid respects to
Ambedkar at his birthplace in a clear message that his party sees the
Dalits as a votebank worth wooing.
He stopped at the home of a Dalit BJP corporator Preeti Karosiya and
had a late lunch there.
And today, Gadkari used his presidential address at the National
Executive to compare Ambedkar to King.
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