Rahul Gandhi doing caste politics: BJD
Ruling Biju Janata Dal accuses Rahul Gandhi of introducing caste-based politics in Orissa and says peace-loving people of the state will reject the move.india Updated: May 19, 2008 13:15 IST
Ruling Biju Janata Dal on Monday accused AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi of introducing caste-based politics in Orissa and said peace-loving people of the state will reject the move to teach Congress a lesson in the next elections.
"After his (Rahul's) failure in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi is coming to Orissa to divide the people on caste lines. But people of the peaceful state like Orissa will realilse the motive of Gandhi family and reject them," BJD President of Rourkela, Anand Mohanty told newspersons in Rourkela.
"People of Orissa do not believe in caste politics, Rahul should realise it and refrain from dividing them on caste basis," he said while criticising the young Congress MP.
Rahul Gandhi, during his last visit to Orissa, arranged meetings specially for separate lower caste people in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar where people belonging to other castes, even the Congress leaders, were not allowed.