BJP silences critics, condemns attack on Dalits

BJP silences critics, condemns attack on Dalits

With the Lok Sabha all set to take up a discussion on the matter of atrocities on Dalits, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday rubbished assertions that it was behind the recent incidents and said it unequivocally condemns the attacks against the community.

BJP leader Nalin Kohli said it is extremely unfortunate that these kinds of incidents are happening in this country.

“We condemn them completely, unequivocally. At the same time, while the concern is there that these incidents should stop, law and order has to immediately act against them, where ever the culprits are.,” Kohli added.

“To believe that this is a conspiracy and the BJP is behind it is equally condemnable,” he added.

The Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up a discussion on the matter of atrocities on Dalitstoday. A decision to this effect was taken by the Business Advisory Committee of the House.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, and other opposition leaders had earlier raised the issue and sought the chair’s intervention to allow early debate.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar had earlier said there is no hesitation from the government’s side to discuss this issue, adding the ruling dispensation has always been open for discussion.(more)

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