"We strongly condemn the casteist statement by BJP state Mahila Morcha chief in Aligarh...her expulsion is an eyewash and formality before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh," Mayawati said in a statement here.
Alleging that BJP had always been casteist and anti-Dalit, Mayawati said members of the community were being humiliated even by those occupying senior positions in the party after it came to power at the Centre. She said Dalits are being deprived of their right of quota in promotions. Mayawati said had BJP been so sincere on the issue, it would first have taken action against Union minister VK Singh.
"The most serious statement comparing Dalits to animals by VK Singh is before the people...by doing so he not only degraded the office that he occupies but also flouted the oath of Constitution taken by him...neither the Prime Minister nor BJP leadership has taken action against him till now," she said.

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