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'RSS workers disguised as Dalits in BJP's Dhamma Chetna yatra'

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

chief today termed BJP's 'Dhamma Chetna' yatra in as a "flop show", claiming that workers disguised as Dalits participated in the programme.

"Dhamma Chetna Yatra has been taken out by some 'Baudh bhikshus', who have been managed by the ..The party is using religion to make electoral and political gains," she said in a release.

Hitting out at BJP's Dalit outreach programme, the chief claimed that Dalits did not participate in the yatra, whose concluding session was addressed by president in today.

She said and workers were made to participate in the programme "projecting them as Dalits."

The 'baudh bhikshus' felicitated at the yatra were also the ones belonging to these organisations, the statement said.

said, "The BJP's Dhamma yatra was similar to Prime Minister Modi's attempts to do politics on a religious occasion like he did in Lucknow on Dussehra, in order to help his party which is in a very bad shape in the state".

The six-month long Dhamma Chetna Yatra concluded at today. Dalits, who have converted to Buddhism took part in the programme, where a few monks were also felicitated. The yatra is seen as yet another attempt by the to reach out to the backward community in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 18:57 IST