Rahul Gandhi joins Dalit protest at Jantar Mantar, says PM Modi’s ideology ‘anti-Dalit’

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi today joined the protest by Dalits groups at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the central governments alleged attempts to make the SC\/ST Act toothless. He said that the SC\/ST Act, brought by the Congress government, promises speedy justice to the people of the marginalised section. He said that the Congress wants the government to place the Act in 9th Schedule to prevent it from any interference in future. Addressing the crowd here, Rahul said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesnt believe in Dalits and feels that they have no place in countrys future. The PM has no space for Dalits in his heart, he said, adding that the Congress will continue to fight for the rights of Dalits. He said that in 2019 when the country goes to the polls, the whole of India will be against the BJP. Wherever there is BJP government, Dalits are beaten up and crushed, Rahul who was accompanied by CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, said. We dont want an India like this. We want an India in which there should be place for everybody, whether Dalits, poor, tribals or minorities. everybody should progress. We will fight for such an India, he said. When he was CM he wrote in his book Daliton ko safai karne se anand milta hai. This is his ideology, Congress President @RahulGandhi along with CPMs @SitaramYechury at the protest over the SC\/ST Atrocities Bill, at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. pic.twitter.com\/DSVBH91GlF The Dalits groups had called for a Bharat bandh today but later withdrew their call after the government passed a bill in the Parliament restoring the original provisions of the SC\/ST Act. The Supreme Court had in March diluted some stringent provisions of the law, sparking a massive protest by the Dalits that had left over 10 dead.