Union Minister Arun Yadav dines with Dalits
Press Trust Of India
Bhopal, January 04, 2010
First Published: 15:36 IST(4/1/2010)
Last Updated: 15:39 IST(4/1/2010)
Taking a cue from Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Union
Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Arun
Yadav dined at the house of a Dalit in a remote tribal-dominated
village in Khargone district.
Yadav, who visited Londhi village about 285 km from here yesterday,
said that his "going to a Dalit house was not politics but an attempt
to further the tradition set by Rahul Gandhi."
Initially he was not recognised by villagers.
Londhi is a part of the Khandwa parliamentary constituency which is
represented by Yadav and it is populated mostly by Bheelala tribals.
Apart from voicing their frustration over insufficient power supply,
the villagers claimed that no candidate had ever visited the village
during electioneering for Lok Sabha.
After a wait of nearly 30 minutes, one Devram's wife Kadavi Bai
prepared traditional Malwi food consisting of Jwar Roti, Amadi Bhaji
The Minister, who spent nearly an hour in the village, said he "wanted
to start 2010 amidst his own people and dining with Devram was the
best way to do it."
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