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BJP demands apology from Raj CM Gehlot for his remarks against President Kovind

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Wednesday demanded an apology from Chief Minister for his remarks suggesting that became because he was a Dalit.

The party also urged the to take cognisance of the matter and take action against

"It is very unfortunate that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a senior who himself is on a constitutional post made casteist remark against the president, who is the of the Constitution," GVL Narsimha Rao said, addressing a press conference at the party office here.

He said the remark showed "anti-Dalit" mindset of the

"We request the to take suo-moto cognisance of Gehlot's remarks against the president," he said.

Rao said the BJP has also demanded an apology from

Meanwhile, the party also attacked for his speech in Nanded.

On Monday, Gandhi attacked over the issue of corruption and asked how come all "thieves" have 'Modi' as the common surname as he referred to and former IPL

"cannot accept the fact that a person from humble background, who is from a backward community, has become the today. For Rahul, only families can rule India," Rao said.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 15:25 IST