Which Dalit issues did Ram Nath Kovind raise: Digvijaya Singh

Singh said it is the BJP’s right to nominate its candidate but the party did not even take NDA ally Shiv Sena into confidence.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: June 21, 2017 3:38 am
Digvijay Singh, Presidential Polls, Congress, Ram Nath Kovind Congress leader Digvijaya Singh (Express File Photo)

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that the BJP may have named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s candidate for President in the name of fielding a “Dalit candidate” but asked whether there are any instances of Kovind ever raising issues related to people from the Scheduled Castes. Singh also said that BJP patriarch L K Advani rightly called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “a very good event manager”, and called Wednesday’s Yoga Day affair a “publicity” exercise.

About the Presidential polls, Singh said it is the BJP’s right to nominate its candidate but the party did not even take NDA ally Shiv Sena into confidence. “…forget about opposition parties, they did not even take their alliance partner Shiv Sena into confidence,” Singh said in Lucknow.

He said that although Kovind has been “selected in the name of Dalits”, there is hardly any example of the former Rajya Sabha MP ever having raised his voice in support of issues concerning Dalits. “Be it atrocities on Dalits in the name of cow protection in Una, Gujarat, or even Saharanpur, in UP, no one from the BJP came out in their (Dalits’) support,” Singh claimed.

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    Javed Saiyed
    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:48 am
    BJP totally failed in every aspect and against cons ution of India..they only have 1 goal., make money for Gujarat by looting entire India by fooling Indian Hindus in the name of hindutwa Hindu rashtra..making money like East India co of Britishers deviding nation in the name religion and rule.. imposed Brahman wad..
    1. K
      Jun 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm
      Just curious other than supporting terror suspects, socializing with the likes of Zakir Naik, always inciting communal divide what has this Digvijay has achieved? Only accomplishment I remember of Digvijay is marrying a women younger than his daughter.
      1. I
        Jun 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm
        This man always trying to pointing out the weakness of others, But what he did for his society , every one is not rich as him, he has enough money /wealth share in looted wealth of India. but not every body like him there are poor what he did for them that must he answer before pointing finger at other people.
        1. I
          Jun 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm
          Digvijaya Singh - Ram Nath Kovind never made any issue out of nothing, he shown the way that dalit must work hard instead of fighting for reservation grow like him without reservation. That is lesson to all dalit in the society hard work and loyalty to the nation what he is Selected for future President of India by NDA and its supporters.
          1. V
            Jun 21, 2017 at 10:50 am
            Only Qualification he has that he was born in a Dalit Family like Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi born in Muslim family. Both of them never raised their voice on any kind of atrocities on Dalits or Muslims, whether Una, Burnings of dozens of Dalit Houses in Saharanpur, Serial Lynching by Safron Gau Bhakts.
            1. I
              Jun 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm
              Born in dalit family are all not dalit , then why they all still fighting for reservation. People must understand name of dalit whatever they do people will accept, people will react whenever there is injustice to others.
            2. K
              Jun 21, 2017 at 10:25 am
              Digu have you forgotten OSAMA BIN LADEN JI. YOU ARE A TERRORIST MUSLIM AGENT OF PAKISTAN? HAVE NO RIGHT TO ASK THE QUALIFICATION OF RAM NATH THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF NDA go and get all support of italian and your pseudo allies and field your pakistani presidential candidate .?
              1. M
                Jun 21, 2017 at 9:57 am
                The congress Should explain what criteria they employed When they chose Pratibha Patil.
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                  T P
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm
                  Very apt to occasion. Criteria was , she did cooking in INDU's kitchen when she was down and out. Ask that Congressi from Rajasthan who was sacked for bringing this truth out. This he mentioned while motivating Congress workers in a camp and telling them how loyalty to the family can be rewarded.
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                  Niladrinath Mohanty
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 7:44 am
                  Digvijay Singh somehow wants to be in news or create a news.
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