'Look at facts when free from winking', says Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi's anti-Dalit accusation
New Delhi, Aug 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, three days after the Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha overturning the Supreme Court ruling in March.
Shah hurled a jibe at Gandhi by asking him to look at facts when "free from winking" and alleging that it is the opposition party who had a legacy of insulting Dalits.
In a series of tweets, Shah said Gandhi's father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had opposed the Mandal Commission recommendations "tooth and nail" and when his mother Sonia Gandhi joined Congress, the Third Front-Congress government opposed reservations in promotions.
Claiming that the Congress, for years, has insulted Dalit aspirations, Shah said, "Would have been good if Congress President would have spoken about his Party's treatment towards Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Babu Jagjivan Ram and Sitaram Kesari. Congress way of treating Dalits is patronising and condescending."
"Is it a co-incidence that the year Mrs Sonia Gandhi joined the Congress, the Third Front-Congress Government opposed reservations in promotions and the year Rahul Gandhi becomes Congress President they oppose a tough SC/ST Act and OBC Commission! Anti-backward mindset visible," he further added.
Shah's series of scathing tweets came after a sharp attack on the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the Congress chief at a rally in the national capital today.
The Congress had alleged that the government has passed the bill now thinking about next year's Lok Sabha elections. The remark came after the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday.