Modi govt feels aam aadmi heat, AAP dubs Centre anti-Dalit
Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday termed the Narendra Modi-led Centre “anti-Dalit” and also called for the sacking of Union Minister VK Singh for making anti-Dalit remarks after a family, including two children, were burnt alive at Sunped village in Faridabad. The children succumbed to burns.
The party lashed out at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the Sunped incident and the death of a teenager, belonging to a Dalit community, recently in the state. The SC/ST cell of AAP staged a candlelight protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding the sacking of VK Singh.
“The BJP and the Centre have been anti-Dalit and we will expose the party across the country,” said Dilip Pandey, convenor of AAP’s Delhi unit.
Referring to the tenager’s death in Sonepat, AAP’s Delhi unit secretary Saurabh Bhardwaj said the party did not trust the Haryana government or the SIT constituted by it to probe the matter. “The Chief Minister has termed the death as suicide. It prejudices the whole case. Union Minister VK Singh has made a shameful statement. If need arises, we will protest against Singh, Haryana CM and even against the PM,” he said. Bhardwaj said a case under the SC/ST Act should be registered against the policemen and the SIT probe should be monitored by a judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Delhi’s Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar, said: “There are growing atrocities against Dalits. We, people from Scheduled Caste, will fight the injustice against us.”