Truth: BJP is anti-Dalit.
Since the BJP government came to power in 2014, the atrocities against Dalits have gone up by 22%. Every 12 minutes a Dalit is attacked and every day 6 Dalit women are raped. The Supreme Court has diluted the SC/ST Atrocities Act and Mr. Modi, the self-proclaimed champion of Dalit rights, has stood by and done nothing. He remains silent even while people claiming to be his supporters lynch Dalits under the guise of cow protection.
It is Mr. Modi’s ministers that go to Dalit household to put up a show of brotherhood but refuse to eat food cooked by them. Karnataka’s CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa and minister from UP Suresh Rana went to the houses of Dalits but ordered food from a hotel.
Mr. Modi has claimed that Congress did not really accept Dr. Ambedkar. Apparently the Prime Minister thinks saying namaste in front of Dr. Ambedkar’s statue is tantamount to respect and acceptance, meanwhile, BJP Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde revealed that the BJP plans to change the constitution Dr. Ambedkar drafted.
Of course, since Mr. Modi’s government is the one that appointed President Kovind, who happens to be a Dalit, they believe that they are the first ones to do so, conveniently forgetting K.R. Narayanan.
On the other hand, Karnataka, under Congress CM Siddramaiah, was the first state to allocate 24% of resources for the development of the SC/ST community.
Spreading lies seems to be Mr. Modi’s special way of governance but it is wholly remarkable that he has started blaming the Congress party for things BJP and its leaders are doing.