Cong gave dalits their rightful place: Digvijaya
Press Trust Of India
Posted on Sep 04, 2011 at 06:49pm IST
Azamgarh: Digvijaya Singh on Sunday described Congress as the party
which gave Dalits their rightful place in society by granting them a
role in the making of the Constitution and installing them in high
positions and accused the ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh of doing nothing
"Congress always gave the right place to dalits. From giving them a
role in Constitution making to installing a member of the community as
the Speaker of the present Lok Sabha, the party always gave value to
dalits unlike BSP," Singh said addressing a Dalit conference.
Accusing the Mayawati government of doing nothing for Dalits, he said
funds meant for their welfare had been diverted to projects which had
nothing to do with them.
Replying to a query, the Congress general secretary drew a line
between Yoga guru Ramdev and Gandhian Anna Hazare, both of whom are
engaged in anti-corruption campaigns.
"While Ramdev is a thug (cheat), Hazare is a social worker and that is
why the government acted on his demands," Singh, who is the AICC
in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, said.
On the notice served to Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal by the Income
Tax department, Singh said it had been issued to the former bureaucrat
in 2005 itself and charged him with not only flouting goverment
service rules but also being involved in politics and collecting
'crores' through his NGO.
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