Thursday, April 14, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Cong slams BJP for mentioning castes of Ambedkar, Tilak in its website

Cong slams BJP for mentioning castes of Ambedkar, Tilak in its website
Headlines Today Bureau | New Delhi, April 14, 2011 | Updated 12:30 IST

After facing criticism from the BJP for mentioning the castes of
revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, Congress on
Wednesday hit back accusing the saffron party of mentioning the castes
of icons B.R. Ambedkar and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in one of its

The BJP's Chandigarh unit, in its website, has stated that Ambedkar
belonged to the "untouchable" Mahar caste, while Tilak was a Chitpavan

The Congress, which was under fire from the BJP recently over
referring to the caste of martyrs, grabbed the opportunity to attack
the opposition party. It said the BJP had insulted the great leaders
by referring to their castes.

The BJP had recently demanded an apology from the Congress after the
party's mouthpiece Sandesh referred to the caste affiliations of
freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

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