Amit Shah breaks bread with Dalit family in Varanasi

Shah took a brief halt at Jogiyapur village on his way to attending a farmer's rally in Allahabad

By: PTI | Varanasi | Published:May 31, 2016 6:10 pm
 Amit Shah, Dalit, Dalit rights, Varanasi, BJP, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Jogiyapur village, UP Assembly polls BJP president Amit Shah was given a warm welcome in the city by party workers. Express photo

BJP chief Amit Shah had a meal with a Dalit family in Jogiyapur village in Sevapuri Assembly segment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

Shah, who was on his way to Allahabad to address a farmers’ rally, took a brief halt at Jogiyapur village and had lunch with the family of Girjaprasad Bind and Ikbal Bind, who belong to the Dalit community, Sanjay Bharadwaj, BJP media-in-charge said.

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The BJP chief sat on the ground with the family members and shared the meal with them, he said.

Shah was given a warm welcome on his arrival in the city by party workers.

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Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hit out at the BJP leader, stating that the latter had lunch with the Dalit family with an eye on the UP Assembly polls.

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