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Will Rahul Gandhi marry a Dalit, asks Ramdas Athavle

Republican Party of India-A president Ramdas Athavle said it was high time that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi got married to a Dalit girl considering his 'Dalit prem' (love for Dalits).

india Updated: Jan 09, 2010 21:30 IST
Pankaj Jaiswal

Republican Party of India-A president Ramdas Athavle said it was high time that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi got married to a Dalit girl considering his 'Dalit prem' (love for Dalits).

Athavle said this at a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday. He further went on say that Rahul Gandhi's Dalit prem is all political gimmick. He said that he would play a matchmaker and would find a very good Dalit girl for Rahul if he were willing.

Athavle, an ex-MP from Maharashtra, was here to announce a state conference of his party that has been scheduled for May 16.

He favoured the idea of smaller states, supported Abu Azmi (Samajwadi Party MLA in Maharashtra Assembly) on the issue of taking oath in Hindi and criticised both the central and the UP state government on various counts including price rise.

He said that the central government was not playing a role of a watchdog vis-a-vis failure of UP government for its failure in checking Dalit atrocities, rising crime, checking rising hunger, price rise and issues related to farmers.

He said that both politicians and government officers seems to have a new maxim-'Loot as mush as you can while Mayawati government lasts'. So everyone is impatient here in making money through corruption.