Bhopal, Mar 30: Maharashtra Minister of State for Housing and Social Welfare Pritam Kumar Shegaonkar has charged the BSP with fostering casteist ideology.
Alleging that the BSP was encouraging communal forces, Mr Shegaonkar told reporters here today that the BSP had abandoned the ideology of dalit messiah Dr Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. Blaming the BSP for causing damage to the secular image of the country, he said dalits have been disillusioned by the BSP.
Strongly criticising the attack on north Indians in Maharashtra, the Republican Party of India (Ambedkar) leader said the government has taken immediate steps against such elements.
He said his party strongly opposed the efforts of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena head Raj Thackeray to drive north Indian out of Mumbai.