7 August 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first visit to Telangana State. He attended few events organized by State Government in Telangana. He visited Gajwel in Medak districk where he launced first phase of Mission Bhageeratha drinking water Project. Later, Modi returned back to Hyderabad where he addressed a meeting of booth level party workers of Telangana Unit of BJP. He took this occasion to answer the allegations on BJP party on Dalit issues. He called upon political parties not to politicize Dalit Issues. He went ahead and said that, “ we should put a full stop to it. You can shoot me rather than target the Dalits”. Modi said that Government will not tolerate atrocities or discrimination against the Dalits. Narendra Modi also warned out at fake cow vigilantes and warned them of stern action. Prime Minister mentioned that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar memorials being taken up in Mumbai and in New Delhi as also the government’s decision to purchase property in London where Dr. Ambedkar had stayed as indications of his government’s commitment towards Dalit’s cause. Modi said that Dalit community is a vital part of the society and mentioned their key role during the freedom struggle and later in the country’s development.