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Congress-RJD tussle escalates after Lalu’s derogatory remark

Prime News, National (Patna), Oct 26:- Congress leaders have slammed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for ‘derogatory’ comment directed at Bihar Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das. The grand old party said that Lalu’s remark is an insult to the Dalit community.

Senior Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said that the RJD chief’s remark has hurt the self-respect of the entire Dalit community.

“A respected leader has used objectionable language against Bihar Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das, hurting self-respect of the Dalit community of Bihar and the country. It (the language) qualifies as an offence under the SC/ST Act,” Kumar, a Dalit herself, said. Such comments against the Congress leader have exposed the mindset of the RJD, she claimed.

“Lalu Prasad’s statement against Congress state in-charge Bhakta Charan Das is an insult to the entire Dalit community. I believe that if he has deliberately humiliated Bhakta Charan Das then he must apologize for it. If it would not be the case and he has made such a statement due to his illness, then he has lost his senses. The RJD Chief has become senseless,” Rajesh Rathore, state Congress spokesperson, said.

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