Priyanka Gandhi Questions BJP's "Silence" Over Attacks On Dalits, Tribals

"Why has the BJP, which is using the names of Dalits-Adivasis for elections, kept silent about these horrific incidents of attacks on Dalits-Adivasis," the Congress general secretary asked.

Priyanka Gandhi Questions BJP's 'Silence' Over Attacks On Dalits, Tribals

She cited instances of a tribal woman being set on fire in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh.

New Delhi:

Alleging that atrocities on Dalits and tribals have gone up in BJP-ruled states, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday asked why the ruling party remains "silent" on horrific attacks against them.

She cited instances of a tribal woman being set on fire in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh over a property dispute and a Dalit youth killed in Lucknow district's Maal area allegedly after an explosion under the cot.

A Dalit youth was blown up in Uttar Pradesh and a tribal woman was set ablaze in Madhya Pradesh, Ms Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

"Why has the BJP, which is using the names of Dalits-Adivasis for elections, kept silent about these horrific incidents of attacks on Dalits-Adivasis," the Congress general secretary asked.

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