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BSP takes potshot at PM over attack on Dalits in Andhra

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New Delhi:Taking a potshot at the Prime Minister, a BSP member in Rajya Sabha today said three dalits were thrashed in Andhra Pradesh on the day when Narendra Modi made a strong statement against the attacks on the community.

Raising the issue soon after the House assembled, BSP leader Satish Mishra said “Yesterday in Yamanapalli, East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, a cow died after electrocution. After that, three dalits were tied to coconut tree and beaten up. Now, they are injured and admitted in hospital.”

He said this incident occured on the very day when Modi in Telangana said “shoot me, not them (dalits)”.

“The Home Minister is here. I want to know if this is what ‘shoot me’ means,” he asked.

Mishra further said “where BJP or BJP-coalition government is there, there are gangrapes of dalits in the state when they talk about ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’.”

He also said that Modi has not spoken in Parliament on the issue of attacks on Dalits.

On August 8, Modi had said discrimination against Dalits should stop and the onus for this lay on everyone.

“Stop attacking my Dalit brethren. If you have to shoot, shoot me, but not my Dalit brothers. This game should stop,” he had said.

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