Narendra Modi: Congress threw out a Dalit to pave way for Sonia Gandhi

Updated: Nov 19, 2018, 11:17 IST | Agencies

Speaking at a poll rally in Chhattisgarh, Modi claimed that Kesri was ousted unceremoniously, "was locked in a bathroom" and "thrown out on the footpath"

Narendra Modi: Congress threw out a Dalit to pave way for Sonia Gandhi
Narendra Modi addresses a poll rally in Ambikapur. Pic/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that Sitaram Kesri, who was from a "Dalit and exploited community", was not allowed to complete his term as the Congress president so that Sonia Gandhi could take over the reins of the party.

Speaking at a poll rally in Chhattisgarh, Modi claimed that Kesri was ousted unceremoniously, "was locked in a bathroom" and "thrown out on the footpath". "The Congress had said a chaiwala became the prime minister by the grace of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. I challenged them (to show that) when he (Nehru) had established such a democratic and liberal system, then make someone from outside the Gandhi family the Congress president for at least five years," he said.

Cong's third list out
The Congress released its third list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections on Sunday, declaring 10 new names and replacing three previously declared nominees. It has left five seats for its allies.

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