Chennai, June 24 (BPNS)
Union Minister of state for social justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale has said that the opposition parties don’t have a clear agenda and that they can’t unite and defeat Modi and the BJP.
Speaking to reporters in Chennai, the Republican Party of India leader said that every party has separate principles and ideology and they cannot unite and defeat Modi.
He also said that the opposition parties uniting against Modi is advantageous to him. However he did not explain on why he had said like that.
The Union minister also called upon the Tamil Nadu government to end the atrocities on Scheduled caste members in the state. Ramdas Athawale also asked Chief Minister Stalin to intervene in issues pertaining to Dalits including the Vengavayil water contamination in Pudukottai and opposition to the entry of Dalits in Melpathi village in Villupuram district.
He also requested the Chief Minister to organize a meeting with all communities especially those carrying out atrocities against Dalits in Pudukottai and Villupuram districts.
The Union Minister also requested the Chief Minister to take steps so that Dalits live peacefully in the state. He said that his ministry extends financial support to couples opting for inter-caste marriages and said that there was a rise in such marriages. He said that these marriages would lead to a casteless society in the country.