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Amit Shah has lunch at Dalit house in Rohtak; AAP says food cooked elsewhere

The BJP, however, rubbished his claim.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2017 13:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
Amit Shah,lunch at Dalit house,food cooked elsewhere
BJP national president Amit Shah greeting BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chand Nath at the Baba Mastnath Math in Rohtak on Friday.(HT Photo)

BJP national president Amit Shah on Friday had lunch at a Dalit party worker’s house apparently in a bid to woo the community ahead of Gujarat and Rajasthan assembly elections.

Shah, along with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and state BJP president Subhash Barala reached the house of party worker Tarawati Chahar in Hanuman Colony where they sat on the floor to have what they called “a simple lunch.”

The party leaders were served roti, cauliflower and fenugreek vegetable, rice, curd and state’s monsoon delicacy ghevar. The BJP claimed Chahar was informed only two hours before the lunchtime that Shah would be coming at her residence. The party said it was his way of telling the country that the BJP treats all its party workers equally irrespective of their caste. Party sources said 10 Dalit workers from Rohtak had given their names for inviting Shah for lunch.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that the lunch served to Shah and other BJP leaders was cooked at Tilyar Lake by professional chefs and was checked by a team of doctors before being taken to the Dalit party worker’s house. Party convener Naveen Jaihind said Shah had disrespected Dalits by doing this.

The BJP, however, rubbished his claim.

First Published: Aug 05, 2017 13:23 IST