Prime News, National (Lucknow), September 20:- BSP president Mayawati on Monday spoke over Charanjit Singh Channi’s appointment as the first Dalit CM of Punjab. She warned the Dalit community calling the move an “election stunt” by the Congress party. As Channi took oath as Punjab’s new chief minister, Mayawati asserted that she doesn’t have “faith” in Congress. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also claimed the Congress is rattled by the SAD-BJP alliance for the Punjab Assembly polls.
“Congress still does not have faith in Dalits. Dalits need to be very alert to their double standards. I have full faith that Dalits will not fall for this stunt,” Mayawati told reporters here.
The BSP president said she has come to know that assembly elections in Punjab will be fought under a non-Dalit leader and not under Channi.
The reality is that Congress as well as other political parties think of Dalits only in times of crisis, she charged, terming the appointment of Channi as an election stunt of the Congress. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).