BJP president Amit Shah has said that at every juncture and in all possible ways, BJP stands shoulder to shoulder with the Dalit community.
In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, Modi Government’s commitment to fulfil Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s vision is unwavering and all the efforts of the Government are aimed at transforming the lives of Dalits.
He said, right from the day the Supreme Court gave a judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act, the Centre acted in an immediate and informed manner and an effective review petition has been filed that will protect rights of Dalits.
Mr Shah said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met MPs belonging to the SC communities and assured them that the Government is doing everything to protect the rights and wellbeing of Dalit sisters and brothers.
He said, before every election, the same vested interest groups start spreading panic about reservations. He said, BJP’s stand is clear and reiterated that his party fully believe in the Constitution given by Babasaheb and the rights it has given to SC and ST communities.
He said, through the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015 the NDA Government has actually strengthened the provisions of the Act and it was done in line with the commitment to the welfare of SC and ST communities.
Mr Shah said, due to the politically driven manifestations of a microscopic minority of dejected and rejected political parties, crores of innocent people suffered and these parties owe the Dalit sisters and brothers an apology for their misdeeds.
Hitting out at Congress, Mr Shah said, the party which is mocking the DNA of PM Modi is the same party which defeated Dr. Ambedkar not once but twice and made flimsy excuses to ensure his portrait was not placed in Central Hall and also denied him a Bharat Ratna. He said, India has seen through their negative politics.
Mr Shah said, BJP will continue its efforts to make the Dalit sisters and brothers the makers of New India and will fulfil their aspirations and dreams.