The party said that the Dalit population has over the years realised that Congress has used the 'divide-and-rule formula' to serve its 'selfish politics' of vote bank.

"The Congress ensured that walls of caste, creed and religion were permanent. The word secularism has been misused in our country," the Shiv Sena stated in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

"The Constitution was framed to ensure that the country remains a strong sovereign nation. But several amendments were made for dirty politics. In the Shah Bano case, constitutional amendment was made to overturn a historic Supreme Court verdict," the ruling alliance partner alleged.

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