Congress president Rahul Gandhi today attacked the Modi government over alleged rising atrocities against Dalits, citing a media report which claimed that BJP-ruled states registered the highest number of crimes against the Scheduled Castes.
"Mr 56's best buddy, asked me to 'check my facts' when I said the BJP fuels violence against Dalits & Adivasis," he tweeted.
"I hope the fact check I'm attaching below, will wake him and Mr 56 up from their deep slumber on these rising atrocities; or I and the Congress party will," he said, tagging a media report which cited the National Crime Records Bureau data of 2016 to claim that BJP-ruled states registered the highest number of crimes against the Scheduled Castes.
Gandhi has been taking at a swipe at Modi over his "56-inch chest" remark made at election rallies in the run-up to the 2014 polls.
Shah had also alleged that it was the opposition party that had a legacy of insulting Dalits.
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