UP CM Yogi Adityanath must be booked under SC/ST Act: Congress

Arguing that India has battled untouchability for over 5,000 years, Congress leader Singhvi said the incident showed the true face of the BJP, RSS and that of Yogi Adityanath.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 5:54 am
yogi adityanath, adityanath, adityanath dalit visit, yogi dalit visit, congress on adityanath dalit visit, yogi adityanath dalit soap, india news Two bars of soap, Lifebuoy and Ghari, were distributed in Mainpur Deenapatti village ahead of Adityanath’s visit. (Source: Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of insulting Dalits, the Congress Sunday demanded that a case under The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act be registered against him. The party was reacting to The Sunday Express report that 100-odd Musahar Dalit families in Mainpur Deenapatti village in Kushinagar district were given soaps and shampoos and instructed to “clean themselves” before attending a public meeting with the CM last week.

“The Chief Minister, who is not a yogi but a bhogi, must immediately, unconditionally and comprehensively, apologise to the entire community which he has insulted. Secondly, appropriate cases must be registered under the very specific and powerful and wide provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act and separate state enactments against the Chief Minister and all this official army which has practised this brazen and shocking form of untouchability,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said.

Arguing that India has battled untouchability for over 5,000 years, he said the incident showed the true face of the BJP, RSS and that of the Chief Minister. “The true face, thought process, thinking, actions are reflected in the way the soaps were distributed…the way in which callous officials instructed that you must smell good before you meet the Chief Minister…in the way low-level untouchability was directly practised,” he said.

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    Kamal Pasha
    May 29, 2017 at 1:59 pm
    India has became worst country in everything after these Yogis came to power. They are Indian mafias,
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      Mohan
      May 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
      The real bhogi was caught on tape -- India knows
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        Achoot
        May 29, 2017 at 11:05 am
        Did he distributed soaps while campaigning /before wining? All upper caste hindus dus call ganga water holy and Enjoy drinking its y water in which people including dalits Urinates and defecate.
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          Mohan
          May 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm
          And you drink the water that stanis pour into your mouth ?
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          kkd
          May 29, 2017 at 10:59 am
          EVM selected YOGI is brought by RSS to bring hindu rashtra aka BRAHMANRAJ and decimate annhilate dalits muslims tribals is his agenda - he is MAHANT SC ST should never believe him
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            Mohan
            May 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm
            Why do you bring in Muslims -- they are not dalits Islam does not have .For your information dumbo -- the chief supervisor of the Temple at Gorrahkpur of which Yogi the chief priest IS A MUSLIMS It is again a Muslim who has in custody for safe keeping the temples do ents. Therefore you may be communal but Yogi is not
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            MLBD2385
            May 29, 2017 at 10:28 am
            Congress party never wants that downtrodden and poor people should be made aware of the sanitation and education. They feel as long as they remain poor and wallowing in mud, they will keep voting for them. The moment they become aware of their dignity and cleanliness, they will start thinking and punish sickular parties for having ignored their plight since ages. Cleanliness is next godliness, it has nothing to do with caste or religion hierarchy.
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              Balasubramanya
              May 29, 2017 at 9:39 am
              Cleanliness is next only to godliness by Mahatma hi. I think due to corruption only mindset, Congis have forgotten everything except amasing huge wealth.
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                Rajveer Singh
                May 29, 2017 at 9:16 am
                Here Islam teaches equality in all castes.... conversion is best option for Dalits
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                  Balasubramanya
                  May 29, 2017 at 9:40 am
                  It shows that you doesn't know ground reality.
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                    MLBD2385
                    May 29, 2017 at 10:34 am
                    An unsolicited advice. before you convert to Islam, take lesson how many castes Islam in India practices. Otherwise, after conversion you'd be deprived of any benefit accruing to some castes because of Dr. Ambedkar's foresightedness. Just remember, Dalits who have converted to Islam or Christianity remain Dalits even in their fold. Ask your brethren who have converted to these religions, how much their lot has improved!
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                      Satish Sharma
                      May 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm
                      And what about the teen talaq
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                        Mohan
                        May 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm
                        Does it ?
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                        Puran Singh
                        May 29, 2017 at 7:01 am
                        This person/ his PR team is rotten. First they Take carpet, Sofas,ACs to the martyred family just before his visit, AND THEN REMOVE ALL THAT, IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS VISIT. All this Tamasha for a few minutes visit!!. AND now this supply of bathing and washing soap. ALL this treatment for people, by whose votes the party - (whose PM says he is a CHOWKIDAR)-came to power. JUMLA Party.
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