Congress fact-checks Modi's Dalit jibe about Sitaram Kesri, says PM got it wrong; backward class leader was OBC
November 19, 2018
The Congress on Sunday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on former Congress president Sitaram Kesri, and told the prime minister that Kesri was not a Dalit, as claimed by Modi, but belonged to the Other Backward Classes (OBC).
Manish Tewari, the party's national spokesperson tweeted, "Kesri was a Bania OBC from Bihar and not a DALIT. However, when has the prime minister allowed facts or truth to stand in the way?" He added that Kesri had been treated with "due respect by one and all", and said the prime minister was "misinformed".
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