RSS workers disguised as Dalits in BJP’s Dhamma Chetna yatra, says Mayawati

Hitting out at BJP's Dalit outreach programme, the BSP chief claimed that Dalits did not participate in the yatra, whose concluding session was addressed by BJP president Amit Shah in Kanpur on Friday.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:October 14, 2016 7:20 pm
Samajwadi Party, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh News, Uttar Pradesh Election news Uttar Pradesh election race, Uttar Pradeh news, Uttar pradesh election news, latest news, India news Hitting out at BJP’s Dalit outreach programme, the BSP chief claimed that Dalits did not participate in the yatra, whose concluding session was addressed by BJP president Amit Shah in Kanpur on Friday.

BSP chief Mayawati on Friday termed BJP’s ‘Dhamma Chetna’ yatra in Kanpur as a “flop show”, claiming that RSS workers disguised as Dalits participated in the programme. “Dhamma Chetna Yatra has been taken out by some ‘Baudh bhikshus’, who have been managed by the BJP…the party is using religion to make electoral and political gains,” she said in a release.

Hitting out at BJP’s Dalit outreach programme, the BSP chief claimed that Dalits did not participate in the yatra, whose concluding session was addressed by BJP president Amit Shah in Kanpur on Friday.

She said BJP and RSS workers were made to participate in the programme “projecting them as Dalits.”

The ‘baudh bhikshus’ felicitated at the yatra were also the ones belonging to these organisations, the statement said.

Mayawati said, “The BJP’s Dhamma yatra was similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to do politics on a religious occasion like he did in Lucknow on Dussehra, in order to help his party which is in a very bad shape in the state”.

The six-month long Dhamma Chetna Yatra concluded at Kanpur today. Dalits, who have converted to Buddhism took part in the programme, where a few monks were also felicitated. The yatra is seen as yet another attempt by the BJP to reach out to the backward community in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

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    Kumarpushp
    Oct 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm
    120 million Dalits are keeping old shoes for BJP and RSS . These Hindus are born barb artic require old shoes . Dalits are keeping old shoes for Modi and shah and not votes
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      cv
      Oct 15, 2016 at 12:21 am
      This kind of Politics should end. Did nothing to Dalits when CM, now she is back after Ganga snan that she is purified. BJP headed by Mr Narendra Modi is planing and progressing in a right direction. Since its a giant democracy, it takes some time to see the actual results.
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        kannadiga
        Oct 15, 2016 at 11:37 am
        dalits are more than 250 million plz do correst , u always say dalits are 120 million , but dalits are more thgan 250 million
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