The BJP MP also said he was threatened with a pistol by an opponent who used abusive, casteist language against him, but the police did not register a case.
Quoting from the statements five BJP Dalit MPs, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill claimed that they proved Modi was working to make India 'Dalit-mukt.' The condition of scheduled castes can be understood when even the ruling party's MPs were underlining their fear and concerns, he told reporters. Sources said he also told the MPs that Opposition members nearly surrounded him during his reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address to Parliament, and such a disruption during a Prime Minister's speech was unprecedented. Modi's comment came on the day the Budget Session of Parliament ended with the second part completely disrupted in the wake of a deadlock between the government and the opposition whose no-confidence motion was not taken up for more than a fortnight. It is not because we made a mistake. That the parties have started making preliminary moves with an eye on the election was evident from the timely Delhi visits of Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who made it a point to meet other Opposition leaders to explore the possibility of a federal front.
The Congress leader also slammed the Prime Minister's advice to BJP MPs to stay at the houses of Dalits in villages, saying Modi should, instead, first call his Dalit MPs and other representatives of the Dalits to his house and provide them answers on rising atrocities against Dalits.
A Dalit MP from Uttar Pradesh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the Centre was ignoring Dalits.
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It is not run on caste and family lines, and has a tradition of taking everyone along, he said. In his letter, the MP also appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the decision on the SC/ST Act. As democrats, we think that would be bad news for India and urge the Congress to think hard before rushing in where angels fear to tread.
Calling upon party lawmakers and ministers expose such parties, he said such a disruption during a prime minister's speech was unprecedented.
On the topic of 'reservation in promotions, ' Singh said, "When I was elected, I had personally requested you to pass the bill for reservation in the promotions".