The Congress campaign comes at a time when the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is holding "Gram Swaraj Abhiyan" across the country under which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked party MPs and MLAs to spend a night in Dalit-dominated villages. "What all has to be done to be prime minister, only this is his interest", he said, alleging Modi was afraid to face Parliament on issues like the PNB fraud scam, deportation of Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallaya and the Rafale fighter deal. "Narendra Modi is afraid to speak on the floor of the Parliament".
Accusing the Congress of taking recourse to "the only path it knows", of "spreading hate and divisions" in society, Shah said Congress' "Modi hatred is fast turning into India hatred".
Earlier in April, Dalits in six states of the country hosted a protest over the Supreme Court's March 20 verdict allegedly diluting stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act.
Mocking the Congress's campaign, BJP president, said the campaign was a "farce" and a "saving dynasty" drive.
Going full throttle, Mr Gandhi alleged that institutions were being packed with people who believed in the RSS's ideology. "The Modi government is now destroying these institutions by appointing RSS ideologues to occupy important positions", said the Congress chief.
He said that the party's scheduled caste leaders from block to national levels will participate in the programme and the campaign would go on for almost a year till 14 April, 2019. Narendra Modi only wants to understand one thing that how he can become prime minister (again). "Had not the Dalits been given the right to vote, do you think (Congress President) Rahul Gandhi would have gone to their homes and eaten food with them", Paswan told reporters here. Modi says that atrocities against Dalits are on the increase, but the reality is that there is no place for the Dalits in the heart of Modi.
In a Facebook post, titled 'Saving the Constitution or Saving Dynasty?', Shah said: "Those who do not trust the Army, the Judiciary, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission, EVMs, the RBI are now saying 'democracy is in danger!'". From the 8-year-old at Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua's rape and murder, two BJP ministers have been forced to resign after the accused was endorsed by them.
After the hour when Rahul said that his party and B.R. Ambedkar wrote and gave the Constitution to the country, Shah termed this statement "shameful and petty".