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Updated: February 20, 2010 18:08 IST

Does Cong have a patent in visiting Dalit homes, asks BJP

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BJP National Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the Congress for remarking that BJP President Nitin Gadkari was aping Rahul Gandhi. File photo
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BJP National Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the Congress for remarking that BJP President Nitin Gadkari was aping Rahul Gandhi. File photo

Taking strong exception to Congress’ remark that its chief Nitin Gadkari was “aping” Rahul Gandhi by visiting Dalit households, BJP today asked if any particular party has a patent to do so.

“Is it the patent of the Congress? But what is truly disturbing is that they have alleged that we are aping Rahul Gandhi. Congress spokesperson needs to learn that the real leader who worked for uplift of Dalits was Mahatma Gandhi. If they don’t do their homework, at least don’t insult Mahatma Gandhi,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.

He also wondered why Congress was “so cagey” about Nitin Gadkari having lunch with Dalit workers and supporters of the party.

Referring to Gadkari’s visit to Dalit households in Mhow - the birthplace of Dr B R Ambedkar - Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi had yesterday said that “imitation is the best form of flattery and BJP is indulging in flattery without limitation.”

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