Give up 'hypocrisy' of love for Dalits, BJP tells Rahul
Last Updated: 2010-06-01 19:21:05
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi to stop his "hypocrisy of love for Dalits" and
instead ensure rehabilitation of the 150 families of the community
forced out of their homes by upper castes in Haryana.
The party also slammed the state Congress government for its failure.
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"The BJP demands that Rahul Gandhi should immediately stop the
hypocrisy of love for Dalits and instead get adequate relief and
rehabilitation for the victims' families from the state government
headed by Congress party," BJP spokesman Ramnath Kovind told reporters
Gandhi on April 29 visited Mirchpur village in Haryana's Hissar where
a minor clash between Dalit and Jat youth escalated into an attack on
the Dalits and led to torching of about 20 Dalit homes and the death
of two members of the community.
"Merely expressing sympathy on the spot by Rahul Gandhi and the
Haryana chief minister... shows gross failure of the Congress
overnment and exposes its love for Dalits," Kovind said.
The BJP's response comes a day after the Supreme Court sought a
response from the Haryana government on action taken to rehabilitate
the 150 Dalit families of the village, forced to take refuge in the
national capital after the April 21 attack.
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"The Supreme Court's admonition to Haryana government on the
atrocities on the Balmiki Samaj in Mirchpur village of Hissar exposes
administrative and constitutional failure of the state government," he
"Rahul Gandhi posed as the well-wisher of Dalits after meeting victim
families and Congress president Sonia Gandhi discharged her
responsibility after conveying sympathies towards victim families,"
Kovind said, adding "all this proved to be a sham."
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