"In the second stage of the Dalit movement, the production of leaders stopped, Mayawati-ji has captured the leadership and she does not let people come up," Gandhi said while addressing a national awareness camp on Scheduled Caste empowerment.

"Though it is her personal choice, it is a great time for Congress party who has a history of working for Dalits," he added.

Gandhi also said that the Congress party, in a systematic manner, will have Dalit leaders at the panchayat, legislative and even the policy level.

(Agencies)

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