Atrocities on Dalits have increased under Modi regime: Rahul Gandhi

Lucknow : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over increasing attacks on Dalits and price rise, and accused him of failing to fulfil the aspirations of the people.

Taking part in ‘Udghosh’ — a first of its kind interactive session with party workers in the state — Gandhi said BJP-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat have witnessed violence against Dalits and the oppressed but the Prime Minister was mum on these incidents.

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He also said the Congress will take up the cause of such people and would ensure that issues dear to the common people are given voice. Dressed in a white kurta and a denim jeans, walking on a wooden ramp, the Gandhi scion answered 50 posers from the party workers.

Gandhi also assured the workers that if they worked hard then the Congress would bring back the glory of Uttar Pradesh and develop it into a front-ranking state.

He also warned the state party leaders that indiscipline would not be tolerated and the Congress will act tough against such people even if they are senior leaders.

Gandhi was accompanied by UPCC President Raj Babbar, its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit and senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

He was to take out a ‘padyatra’ (march) but it was cancelled after the district administration of Lucknow refused permission for the 12-km-long event.