Aurangabad: Taking Congress on its policy for Dalit, Bharatiya Janata Party’s state president Raosaheb Danve claimed Congress has cheated Prakash Ambedkar for not including his Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi in Congress led maha-agahdi in the state.
Davne, while giving a special interview to Sukrut Khandekar, editor of Marathi daily Navshakti, a sister publication of the Free Press Journal, at Jalna, alleged that Congress had defeated Prakash Ambedkar three times and this proves, how Congress behaves with Dalits.
Danve was admitted to an hospital in Aurangabad for throat infection. However, party workers were seen visiting him in hospital to sought his advise as the Lok Sabha polls is going on. Danve is the sitting Member of Parliament from Jalna and fielding again from the same seat.
Smita Wagh, BJP’s member of legislative council too met Danve in the hospital to inform him on how the party did injustice to her. Wagh had been announced as party candidate for Jalgaon LS seat, however, later replaced by Unmesh Patil, sitting legislator from Chalisgaon, without giving intimation to Wagh. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too visited the hospital and enquired about Danve’s health.
Danve said, Congress eyes on Dalit vote banks. But does not Dalit emerge as leader. The Congress has no right to term VBA as team ‘B’ of the BJP. When asked about was there any wave of VBA and will it be affected on BJP and the Congress, Danve replied that Ambedkar is upset with Congress.
It is but natural, as he felt Congress had cheated him and the Dalits. Congress had defeated Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, father of Indian Constitution, from Mumbai and Bhandara. Congress had also defeated Balasaheb.” He further said, “In fact, Dalit is traditional vote bank. Balasaheb too wanted to go with Congress. However, Congress did not respond to its comment.
Even if Congress had left Akola to VBA, he would had been satisfied with it.” Replying on a question about Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s public rallies and response he is getting from the people, Danve said, “People like to listen speech of Raj.
They gathers for his rally. But, it will not beneficial to Congress and BJP will also not be damaged by his speech. Speaking about BJP-Shiv Sena allia, Danve said, party workers of both Sena and BJP were in favour of alliance. Voters are too happy as we have forged an alliance. Alliance is the need of both of us.”