Dalits unsure about voting for BJP after Ramdev’s honeymoon remark

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Yoga guru Ramdev’s recent ‘honeymoon’ remark on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi could cost BJP a great deal of votes in Raebareli. Lambasting him for his comments, Dalits in Raebareli said that though they were thinking about voting for the BJP in this election, Ramdev’s statement has driven them to rethink their decision.

“We were BJP supporters but will now think before voting as why should we vote for such a party which supports such statements,” a Dalit in Raja Mau in Raebareli said.

While the BJP in an attempt to downplay the remark had said that Ramdev is a saint, Dalits in the area refused to accept him as one.

While the BJP in an attempt to downplay the remark had said that Ramdev is a saint, Dalits in the area refused to accept him as one.

“Why should we consider him a saint. A saint doesn’t give such statements,” an agitated person from the Dalit community said.

Ramdev had recently targeted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi by saying that he only visits Dalits’ houses for honeymoon and picnic.