In a major shocker, the Congress party has stooped to a new low by once again making a derogatory comment against President Ram Nath Kovind. In a casteist insult, newly-joined Congress leader Udit Raj has termed President Kovind as 'deaf and dumb' Dalit and said that the BJP party does not want Dalit leaders, they only want Dalit votes.
Addressing a news briefing in Jaipur, former BJP MP who recently joined Congress party, Udit Raj also claimed that President Kovind sought favours from him and adding that if he would have been deaf and dumb, BJP would have made him the 'Prime Minister.
"BJP want Dalit, but it does not want a Dalit neta (minister). Ram Nath Kovind came to me with his biodata on May 20, 2014 and asked me if I could recommend him to the party (BJP) so that he could get some recognition in the party. I tried for that, after which he became the Governor and then became the President. So within the BJP, a deaf and dumb Dalit can reach any position. First he was made the national spokesperson, now he is the President. If I would have been deaf and dumb then they would have made me also Prime Minister. They want deaf and dumb. They don't want Dalit leader, but just Dalit vote," Udit Raj said in a shocking remark against the President of India.
Notably, this is not the first time when the Congress party has targeted the President. Earlier on April 17, senior Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot made a shocking comment on the appointment of Ram Nath Kovind as the President of India. The Congress leader had said that 'Ram Nath Kovind was made the President in order to fit in the caste factor and LK Advani was left behind'.
"I believe that it was upon Amit Shah's advice that Ram Nath Kovind was appointed as President to fit in caste factor. And Advani Sahab was left. The nation was hoping that Advani Ji will finally be regarded with the honour he deserved. Deprived," said Ashok Gehlot during an address to the media.
Prior to that Kovind served as the 36th Governor of the state of Bihar from August 16, 2015 to June 20, 2017.