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Jyotiraditya Scindia offers to resign from House if BJP proves he is anti-Dalit

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that he would resign from the House membership if BJP MPs prove their allegations that he made anti-Dalit comments. He added that the BJP MPs should prove their contention or quit.


  |  Updated On : July 25, 2017 07:15 PM
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia (Image: PTI)

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia (Image: PTI)

New Delhi :  

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that he would resign from the House membership if BJP MPs prove their allegations that he made anti-Dalit comments. He added that the BJP MPs should prove their contention or quit.

Scindia raised the issue in House which assembled after swearing-in ceremony of the President. He said that BJP MPs Veerendra Kumar, Manohar Utwal and Nand Kumar Chauhan had levelled certain "baseless allegations" against him pertaining to the Dalit community.

"They (BJP MPs) have been making wrong and baseless allegations against me for the past few days. ... My image has been tarnished. I seek your protection," the MP from Guna in Madhya Pradesh told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The BJP MLAs on Monday said that Congress used gangajal to purify the trauma centre after a Dalit BJP MLA went ahead and inaugurated it a day before Scindia was scheduled to officially open the building. The issues created ruckus in Parliament on Monday.

Also read: Rahul Gandhi to be Opposition's face in 2019 Lok Sabha election: Jyotiraditya Scindia

First Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 07:11 PM


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