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Congress workers clean Dalit settlements, Valmiki temples against UP CM’s remarks

By PTI

Lucknow: Congress leaders and workers on Saturday cleaned Dalit settlements and Valmiki temples in Uttar Pradesh against an alleged “casteist remark” by CM Yogi Adityanath.

Responding to a question on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s recent act of sweeping the floor during her detention in Sitapur, Adityanath had on Thursday said that people only want them to be fit for it and they have reduced it. . chest, and made that worth).

In response to the chief minister’s remarks, Gandhi descended on a Dalit colony and cleaned the premises of the Maharishi Valmiki temple.

Accusing the chief minister of making casteist remarks, he said he insulted Dalits and announced that all district committees of the party would clean Valmiki temples on Saturday.

A party release said barring the chief minister’s vulgar remarks, the party decided to register its protest and on Saturday Congressmen across the state took part in a “satyagraha” by cleaning Dalit settlements and Valmiki temples, where they Worshiped too.

The party said that Adityanath’s statement is anti-Dalit and anti-women.

His mentality is plagued by arrogance and feudal narcissism, it alleged.

The release said that despite taking oath of the Constitution and holding a constitutional post, he is making petty remarks against Dalits.

UP Congress spokesperson Pankaj Tiwari said in Varanasi, where the party is holding a public meeting on Sunday, state unit president Ajay Kumar Lallu and former MP Rajesh Mishra cleaned the statue of Maharishi Valmiki and a park.

He also honored a member of Dalit Swachhakar Samaj and said that cleanliness is the mantra of Mahatma Gandhi to walk on the path of truth and non-violence.

It has been said in the release that the Chief Minister is crossing the limits of dignity by making such remarks which will not be accepted by the civilized society.

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