/ People know how Sitaram Kesri was ill-treated by Congress: PM Modi
People know how Sitaram Kesri was ill-treated by Congress: PM Modi
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Hitting out at the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was not allowed to complete his term as Congress president, and was “thrown out of office” to make way for Sonia Gandhi as the new party chief. Addressing a rally on the last day of campaign for the second and final phase of polling for Chhattisgarh assembly election, Modi said four generations of a family ruled the country and “benefited from being in power”, but the country did not benefit from their rule. “The country knows that Sitaram Kesri, a Dalit, was not allowed to complete his five-year-term as Congress president; he was thrown out of office and into the footpath to make way for Sonia Gandhi as the new party chief,” Modi said.