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Are Dalits, backwards not nationalists, Rahul Gandhi asks Modi

Reports had it that PM Modi on Tuesday said that nationalists are with BJP and the party now needs to bring dalits and backwards into its fold.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2016 5:41 pm
rahul gandhi, rss, defamation case, rahul gandhi rss, mahatama gandhi, bapu, supreme court Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. (Source: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported remarks that BJP needs to bring dalits into its fold as nationalists were already with the party, wondering whether he did not consider dalits and backwards as nationalists.

“So now ‘Dalits’ and ‘Backwards’ are not Nationalists Modiji?,” the Congress Vice President said on Twitter.

The Congress Vice President was reacting to the Prime Minister’s remarks at the BJP Core group meeting on Tuesday, where he reportedly said that without diluting the “nationalist” identity of BJP, the party needs to work to woo dalits and backwards to its fold.

The Indian Express reported that PM Modi on Tuesday had said that nationalists are with BJP and the party now needs to bring Dalits and backwards into its fold.

BJP is seeking to woo Dalits ahead of crucial Assembly polls in five states early next year, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.


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    Abhinav Gour
    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:54 am
    Pappu, Bete POGO Channel hi dekho. Channel change nahin karte !!
    1. prakash gotimukul
      Aug 24, 2016 at 11:19 am
      You as VP of cong is the biggest anti national. You hv no idea what is india. You dont celebrate Rakshabandhan. Vemula was not a dalit but you went to hyderabad and you sympathised with Susukumar in JNU and is now sentenced both by court n JNU as criminal.....................what kind of indian you are. We thought you have at least some percent of indian, but you are completely drained of indianness due to medicines you take. Learn to keep quite n achieve something instead comparing with MODI. An ant verses tiger???????? No body appreciates you Mr alean
      1. B
        Aug 25, 2016 at 2:30 am
        Nationalist don't have caste, buddu ! Those who love the nation, show respect to nation, hold its dignity high in front of other country, and most importantly does not steal public money (in deals such as augustawestland deal) are called nationalist. !!
        1. T
          Aug 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm
          dear D Fake scion mr modi himself from OBC and also loving his country thats why nationalist like evbery indian....... ...ur behavior is just like a intelligent without brain .... dear where u staying n india or somewhere? ohh forget u r staying most time n europe , thats why indian nationalist or italian nationalist confuse alwayz . go 4 holiday trip . u need it
          1. S
            Aug 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm
            The very behavior of these people is antinational in nature. lt;br/gt;They don't believe in law of the land, humanity. They are habitual liers, rumor mongers.lt;br/gt;What a travesty of truth in the leadership of this man, Mr Modi?
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