Rahul Gandhi not ‘Pappu’ anymore, should marry a Dalit, advises Ramdas Athawale
Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday instructed that Congress vice chairman Rahul Gandhi marry a Dalit lady, saying casteism can’t be eliminated merely by having meals with the group.
Gandhi (47) had just lately mentioned, in reply to a query, that he believed in future when it got here to marriage.
“That is an outdated query. I imagine in future. ‘Jab hogi, tab hogi’ (It can occur when it does)”, he had mentioned.
The Dalit chief who heads the Republican Celebration of India (Athavale), an ally of the BJP-led NDA, mentioned he might assist discover a match for the Congress scion.
“He (Gandhi) goes to homes of Dalit folks sometimes and eats with them. I believe he ought to marry a Dalit lady. If wanted, I’ll assist discovering one (match) for him,” the minister of state for social justice instructed reporters in Akola in east Maharashtra.
Athawale mentioned he had no intention to insult Gandhi relating to his marriage plans.
“I’ve no intention to insult him, however I am proposing it (inter-caste marriage) to current a mannequin earlier than the nation. I’ve personally married a Brahmin woman which is within the line with B R Ambedkar’s answer to dismantle caste boundaries. It (uprooting casteism) can’t be achieved solely by consuming collectively,” the minister mentioned.
Responding to a question, Athawale mentioned Gandhi had modified just lately so far as his management calibre was involved.
“He isn’t ‘Pappu’ anymore. He seems assured and hopefully is usually a good chief,” the Dalit chief mentioned, referring to the nickname with which Gandhi was typically mocked by a bit on social media.
Curiously, one other NDA constituent, the Shiv Sena, had just lately mentioned that Gandhi had the potential to steer the nation.