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Gadkari praises Rahul for visiting Dalit households

December 24, 2009 20:20 IST

BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Friday had a word of praise for Rahul Gandhi, saying the young Congress leader is doing a good job in spending time with Dalit families.

In reply to a question whether he felt Rahul was visiting Dalit households, sharing meals and spending nights with those family for votebank politics, Gadkari said, "It's good, let him do it. My good wishes are with him, if he is doing a good job."

Earlier, in his interaction with the media, the new BJP chief said he did not believe in caste, sect or religion and contended there should be no discrimination on the basis of these factors.

"I say this from the core of my heart. Our (people from different religions) culture is the same," he said.

Though BJP believe in justice to all and appeasement of none, the party is widely misunderstood, he lamented.

Gadkari defined as a "tragedy" the difference between BJP's "image" and the "reality".

He said his party believed in "rise of the last man in the queue (antyodaya)".  

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