Ruling BJP has made India ‘laboratory’ for atrocities on Dalits: Congress

New Delhi: In view of rising incidents of killings, torture and rape of Dalit people in India particularly in Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying that the ruling party has made the country a “laboratory” for atrocities on the community.

In a post in Hindi on X, he asserted that the BJP will not return to power as it will get an answer from people for the atrocities against the deprived and exploited sections of the society.

An 18-year-old Dalit man from Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district was beaten to death, by men who had been mounting pressure on him to convince his sister to withdraw a sexual harassment case she filed in 2019, according to media reports.

“A Dalit youth was beaten to death in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The goons did not even spare his mother. The Prime Minister, who projects the facade of building the Sant Ravidas temple in Sagar, does not even flinch at atrocities and injustice handed out to Dalits and tribals in Madhya Pradesh,” Kharge said.

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh tries to hide his crimes by washing the feet of the underprivileged only in front of the camera, Kharge said.

“… But the BJP has made Madhya Pradesh a laboratory for atrocities on Dalits. BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh has the highest rate of crimes against Dalits, three times the national average,” Kharge said.

“This time the people of Madhya Pradesh are not going to fall in the trap of the BJP, you (BJP) will get the answer from the people for the atrocities against the deprived and exploited sections of the society after a few months,” he said in an apparent reference to the upcoming assembly polls.The BJP’s departure is certain, the Congress chief added.

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