Rahul : Adivasis, dalits being crushed for raising their voice

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016,10:10 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Raipur | Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said the weaker sections, including dalits and adivasis, are being crushed for raising their voices against injustice. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got an opportunity to ensure relief to farmers as they need immediate compensation against crop loss caused due to heavy rainfall and hailstorm.

Addressing reporters at Swami Vivekanand airport last evening, Gandhi, who was on a day-long tour of Chhattisgarh, demanded that central teams be sent to different states to assess the loss caused to farmers due to natural calamity and they should be benefited as early as possible. It is very sad that we raised this issue in Parliament but discussion was not allowed over it. I want the government to fulfil the demands of farmers, he said.

Gandhi alleged that not only in Chhattisgarh but in the entire country, farmers, adivasis, dalits and other weaker sections are being suppressed. Wherever they wanted to raise their voices, they are being crushed. Adivasis are being suppressed, crushed and killed in the entire country.

Every Adivasi is not a Maoist. Adivasis of India are patriots and they should not be crushed like this, he said while responding to a query on alleged killings of tribals by branding them as naxals in Chhattisgarh. The Congress vice-president visited Giroudpuri Dham, a popular pilgrimage centre of scheduled tribe Satnami community in Balodabazar district, as part of his state tour.