New Delhi, August 8, News24 Bureau: BJP president Amit Shah has reacted to Rahul Gandhi's protest meet on the SC/ST Bill at Jantar Mantar. Amit Shah tweets, "Rahulji, when you are free from winking and disrupting Parliament, give some time to facts as well. NDA Government, through a Cabinet decision and in Parliament ensured the strongest amendment to the Act. Why are you protesting that?"
Earlier in the day CPM's Sitaram Yechury and Congress President Rahul Gandhi joined the protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.Speaking at Jantar Mantar, Rahul said PM Modi was unsympathetic to the plight of Dalits. Rahul said the BJP government was anti Dalit and added that the Congress wants the Act in the 9th Schedule.He slammed the government for slamming the provisions under the SC/ST Act."If Modi ji had space for Dalits in his heart then the policies for Dalits would have been different. When he was CM he wrote in his book 'Daliton ko safai karne se anand milta hai'. This is his ideology," pointed Rahul GandhiOn Monday the Lok Sabha passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest. The said amendment bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot last week.