NEW DELHI: Congress today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he should now take “some serious action”, instead of giving “assurances” in the rape-murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of woman in Uttar Pradesh,
The party also said the BJP has an anti-Dalit mindset and just by inaugurating a memorial their ideology and mindset won’t change.
“We are very very thankful that the Prime Minister has spoken at least..even if he has done it after three months, after weeks of Unnao, even if he has spoken at the demand and insistence of the opposition parties like us,” said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
“But at least he has spoken. I wish he will now convert his words to deeds. We want him to take some serious action,” he added.
“Deeds count, words do not. The mentality of the RSS, BJP, PM and the government is anti-Dalit. Their thought, deed, their thinking process, actions, policies and approach are all anti-Dalit.
“Mere slogans and jumlas will neither prevent, nor reduce Unnaos and Kathuas. For Dalits you can inaugurate as many memorials as you like, but the fact of the matter is you are reducing sub-plans, financial allaocations, robbing them of their scholarships, you are particiapting in conspiracies to dilute their reservation and then you are shedding crocodile tears in the name of Dalits.”