Rahul Gandhi addresses Dalit Leadership Conference
Rahul Gandhi addresses Dalit leadership Conference
lucknow: Indian National Congress VicePresident, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed the Dalit leadership development conference at the Congress headquarters here on 18th February, 2016.
Shri Rahul Gandhi said that the BSP President, Ms. Mayawati has done the work of crushing the Dalit leadership. Ms. Mayawati feels scared by the progress of the dalit leaders. He said that the BSP founder late Shri Kanshiram did a good job but his follower Mayawati has not used the built forum for good use. And this is the reason there is a big chance for the Congress.
Shri Gandhi said that the next government will be of the Congress. He said that the Congress workers should write down this fact on a paper and keep it. He said that the Congress wants to empower the Dalits in the state. Thus, the party is trying to bring the Dalit leadership to the fore. He said that this process will be carried out throughout the country and the party will give full chance to the Dalit youth.
Shri Gandhi said that the country has made good progress during the past 70 years but the progress of Dalits was not satisfactory. He assured the Dalit workers of the party that the next government in the state will be of the Congress. He said the people will be astonished but later they will realize that it proved right.
Shri Gandhi said that the Congress is struggling against the thinking of the BJP and the RSS. People of the Sangh are being placed in institutes of higher education and their thinking is being forced upon the youth. He said that the Sangh wants to nurture the rights of those people who are standing in front of the queue while the Congress reaches the last person and makes him strong.
Pradesh Congress President Dr. Nirmal Khatri said that the feeling of the Congress towards the Dalit can be seen by the participation of the Dalits in the Dalit leadership Conference at the Congress headquarters which was addressed by Shri Rahul Gandhi. He said that prior to this conference the Scheduled Caste Department organized the Bhim Jyoti Yatra during the 125th anniversary of the Baba Sahib Bhimrao Ambedkar. Dr. Khatri said that through this conference the Congress wants to bring together all the Dalits in the state.
Pradesh Congress Committee Scheduled Caste Department Chairman Shri Bhagwati Prasad Chaudhary, former Minister Shri Rajbahadur, MLA, Shri Gajraj Singh and Bansi Pahadia, former MP, Balhani Babu, Dr. Lalti Devi expressed their views on various matters.
In the Dalit Conference, SC/ST Commission chairman and Dalit leadership development Conference organizer Shri P.L. Punia released a Lucknow manifesto which was made after hearing all the suggestions in favour of Dalits, was also read out.
In the Dalit Conference AICC General Secretary incharge of UP Shri Madhusudan Mistry, AICC General Secretary Shri Mukul Wasnik, Pradesh Congress President Dr. Nirmal Khatri, AICC SC Department Chairman Shri K. Raju, MP, Shri Pramod Tiwari and Dr. Sanjay Singh, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President, Shri Ashok Tanwar, Congress Vidhan Mandal leader Shri Pradeep Mathur, Vidhan Parishad leader Shri Naseeb Pathan also expressed their views.
Others who addressed apart from main speakers were former Union Minister Shri Jatin Prasad, former Pradesh Congress President, Dr. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, former MP, Smt. Anu Tandon, MLAs Shri Akhlesh Pratap Singh, Smt. Aradhana Mishra, Shri Ajay Kapur, SC Department coordinator Shri Shashank Shukla with thousands of representatives who had come from all over the country.