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Mayawati slams PM, says Modi speaking in Dalit’s favour to gain political mileage

On Sunday, PM Modi Had Decried The Attempts To Politicise The Issue And Said He Is Ready To Get Shot And Attacked In Place Of His Dalit Brothers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 08 Aug 2016, 11:40:43 AM


BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday Morning lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showing sudden sympathy to Dalit community.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking in favour of Dalits to gain political mileage for upcoming Assembly Polls in Uttar Pradesh," said BSP supremo Mayawati.

On Sunday, PM Modi had decried the attempts to politicise the issue and said he is ready to get "shot and attacked" in place of his Dalit "brothers".

Read Full Story: Attack me if you want, but stop attacking Dalit brothers, says PM Narendra Modi

He also stressed that society should not be allowed to be divided on the basis of caste and community.

"If you want to attack, attack me, not my Dalit brothers. If you want to shoot, shoot me, not my Dalit
brothers, stop politics over Dalits. This game should stop," Modi said in an aggressive way, while addressing a public meeting of polling booth workers of BJP at a "Maha Sammelan" at Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad.

His comments come at a time when the NDA government is facing flak over incidents of violence against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes in various states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The Parliament also witnessed stormy scenes over the issue.

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First Published : 08 Aug 2016, 11:38:00 AM