VK Singh challeged Constitution by likening Dalit children to dogs, PM remained silent: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in Lok Sabha slammed BJP MP VK Singh for his alleged remarks over Haryana's Ballabhgarh Dalit killings.

Updated: Dec 01, 2015, 18:29 PM IST
VK Singh challeged Constitution by likening Dalit children to dogs, PM remained silent: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress vice president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in Lok Sabha slammed BJP MP VK Singh for his alleged remarks over Haryana's Ballabhgarh Dalit killings.

"VK Singh directly challenged Constitution of India by 'likening Dalit children to dogs'," Rahul Gandhi said in Lok Sabha.

"VK Singh sworn in as MP and was the General of Indian Army, he compared Dalit children to dogs; by doing this he directly challenged the Constitution but PM remained silent over the matter," Rahul Gandhi added.

VK Singh was at the centre of a controversy over his comments that the Centre cannot be blamed if somebody throws a stone at a dog.  

He was asked if the government has failed in view of the Ballabhgarh killings.

Two Dalit children - two-and-a-half year old Vaibhav and 11-month-old Divya - had died after their house was set on fire, allegedly by members of an upper caste community at a village in Haryana. Their father had said that petrol was poured through the window and the house was set on fire.

General VK Singh's comments drew sharp criticism from the opposition, including the Congress.