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Gadkari does a Rahul, has lunch in Dalit's house

Source: PTI
February 17, 2010 10:00 IST
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Seeking to challenge Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's bid to attract Dalits, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari walked the extra mile to show his concern for the community on the eve of the three-day party meet beginning in Indore on Wednesday.

Putting his best foot forward to attract Dalits, the first thing Gadkari, 52, did after reaching Indore on Tuesday was to proceed to nearby Mhow, the birthplace of B R Ambedkar and pay his respects by garlanding the statue of the Dalit icon there.

Later, he went to the house of a local BJP corporator Preeti Karosiya who hails from the Dalit Valmiki community for lunch.

Gadkari has time and again declared that the focus of the party would be more on Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, minorities and other weaker sections.

His pet theme has been 'Antyodaya', serving the last man in the queue. The new BJP president aims to increase the party's vote-bank by 10 per cent by winning over these sections.

Infact, BJP has now been saying that its aim was to provide good governance and development while working for the 'last man'.

Rahul Gandhi has been visiting several Dalit households during his tours in Uttar Pradesh.

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