Rawat is the Congress’ pointsman for dealing with its Punjab affairs.
“This is an old habit of the Congress. It believes that it can capture Dalit vote bank by making a Dalit chief minister for a few months. A conspiracy is being hatched in Punjab to grab Dalit vote bank,” Gautam mentioned.
He famous that the Congress had made Dalit chief Sushil Kumar Shinde Maharashtra chief minister in 2003 however changed him with Vilasrao Deshmukh when it received the 2004 meeting election.
Similarly, he mentioned, the Congress had made Jagannath Pahadia Rajasthan’s chief minister in 1980 however eliminated him in over a yr.
Gautam, additionally a Dalit chief, alleged that the Congress has resorted to this tactic typically and claimed that it typically used former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram to get the votes of the group however “insulted” him and even eliminated him from the occasion when it got here to giving him his due.
The Congress additionally by no means gave B R Ambedkar Bharat Ratna or made memorial in his identify or did something to protect his reminiscence, the BJP chief claimed.
“The Congress has humiliated Dalits innumerable times,” he alleged.
Channi, 58, was on Monday sworn in as chief minister of Punjab, making him the primary Dalit to carry the highest submit within the state.
The state will go to the polls early subsequent yr.