Days after switching over to the Congress from BJP, Udit Raj, MP from North-West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, says that the BJP is anti-Dalit.
On BJP’s Dalit talk
The BJP doesn’t want Dalits as leaders. Dalits are only votebanks for them. This election, they have dropped 52 per cent of the sitting Dalit MPs. It’s mere symbolism and votebank politics for them.
On ticket denial by BJP
I raised questions against some party decisions. I supported the entry of women to Sabarimala, which was against the party stand. I have also spoken against Una lynchings, the Rohit Vemula suicide and Saharanapur violence. I supported the Bharat bandh on the dilution of SC/ST Act and demanded probe on the atrocities against Dalits.
On his sidelining
The party wants deaf-dumb leaders. They never took me into confidence on many important issues. Amit Shah never met me even for even once in the last three years. But I focused my energy on working for the...