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Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over 'nationalist' and 'Dalit' comment

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 August 2016, 17:12 IST

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the latter's reported remarks that the BJP needs to bring Dalits into its fold as nationalists were already with the party, wondering whether he did not consider Dalits and backward castes nationalists.

Rahul Gandhi was reacting to the Prime Minister's remarks at the BJP Core Group meeting yesterday, where he reportedly said that without diluting the "nationalist" identity of BJP, the party needs to work to woo Dalits and Backward castes to its fold.

Reports had it that Modi had yesterday said that nationalists are with BJP and the party now needs to bring dalits and backwards into its fold.

BJP is seeking to woo dalits ahead of crucial Assembly polls in five states early next year, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.


First published: 24 August 2016, 17:12 IST