Maharashtra: Cong demands arrest of BJP MLA for his shameful remarks on Dalits

Chavan had allegedly cited the example of Abraham Lincoln narrating a story where the US President picked up a "piglet" from a drain and cleaned it.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2016 10:27:47 pm
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Congress on Wednesday demanded arrest of Ravindra Chavan, a BJP MLA from Dombivali, who was purportedly seen in a video using analogy of pigs while talking about “uplift of the dalits.”

The remarks of Chavan showed the mindset of the ruling BJP, party spokesman P L Punia told reporters.He said it was “shameful” that the government as also the BJP have failed to react.

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Chavan had allegedly cited the example of Abraham Lincoln narrating a story where the US President picked up a “piglet” from a drain and cleaned it.

“Similarly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too were working hard to uplift Dalits,” Chavan had said.

Punia, who also heads the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, said he has sought a report from the DGP, Maharashtra as also Commissioner of Police, Thane including the action taken in the matter.

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