The Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of maintaining a "stoic silence" over the concerns of Dalits and said it indicated that the BJP and RSS were working towards a "Dalit-mukt Bharat".
On the topic of 'reservation in promotions, ' Singh said, "When I was elected, I had personally requested you to pass the bill for reservation in the promotions".
The Parliament witnessed a complete washout of the second half of the Budget Session that ended on Friday. "His promises have turned out to be nothing but political gimmick", said Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.
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Meanwhile, all five Lok Sabha MPs of YSR Congress party resigned this week, and are on a hunger strike at Andhra Bhavan in Delhi. The MPs are Y V Subbareddy, Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, Y S Avinash Reddy, V Varaprasad Rao and P V Mithun Reddy.
The Congress also gave a notice for breach of privilege against parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar for misleading the Lok Sabha over continued disruptions by naming its top leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
Leader of Oppostion in TS Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah, saying that they were resorting to cheap political gimmicks of caste and sentiments since they lost credibility with an earlier campaign of Ram Mandir.
There is a sense of stimulation among the party workers in regard to the direct interaction with the Prime Minister. Both Houses were adjourned sine die, capping a month of relentless disruptions and stated to be the least productive since 2000 with almost 250 working hours being wasted. This is not because we made a mistake.
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The Congress attack on the government and the BJP comes at a time when the ruling party's Dalit MPs Udit Raj, Savitri Bai Phule, Chhote Lal Kharwar, Ashok Kumar Dohre and Yashwant Singh have written to Modi to express anguish over alleged ill-treatment of the SCs/STs.
After demonetization and the implementation of Goods and Sales Tax (GST), employment has been badly hi, inflation has jacked up which has affect the livelihood of the common man, he said.
BJP sources stressed that the four Dalit MPs who struck defiant notes had come to the saffron stable from the BSP.
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Once our party comes to power, we will see that the killers are put behind the bars, Shah promised his party workers. A "new India', he said, will provide all families a home and which will be without casteism and communalism".
With the BJP celebrating its 38th foundation day, Modi said it has become the largest party due to the people's blessings and tireless efforts of its workers and also paid tributes to many of its late leaders and workers. And he followed up this scathing and very effective, largely because it is true, political attack by declaring that the countdown to the Lok Sabha election had begun.