Dalit Minister abused, AAP alleges police inaction

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New Delhi, Aug 11: The Aam Aadmi Party today questioned "police inaction" in the case where an MCD official had allegedly hurled casteist slurs at Delhi Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar, saying it only establishes BJP as an "anti-dalit" party.

AAP Delhi Convenor Dilip Pandey said the authorities were sitting on the complaint filed by Kumar against an MCD engineer five days ago although any such act committed by an AAP leader would have invited immediate police action.

 BJP an "anti-dalit" party: AAP

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently shed crocodile tears over the assaults on dalits. Even the official who used such words against Kumar knows that he will get away despite using such words," Pandey told reporters.

Kumar, in his complaint, had accused the engineer of using "casteist word" against him and mentioning Dr B R Ambedkar in a "derogatory" manner during a sanitation inspection at H Block of Sultanpuri on July 27. Pandey also alleged that the BJP-ruled MCDs have passed a "non-cooperation resolution" against the Delhi government.

While the AAP extends financial assistance to the civic bodies, they adopt such hostile position, Pandey said. "But BJP should know that people will give a befitting reply when the MCDs will go to polls. The final match is yet to be held," he said.

PTI

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