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'BJP must apologize to tribals for calling them 'vanvasi': Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh | India News

‘BJP should apologize to tribals for calling them ‘vanvasi’: Rahul Gandhi throughout Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh | Information

Baroda Ahir (MP): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded an apology from the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) for utilizing the time period vanvasi (forest dweller) for Adivasis. The Congress MP stated vanvasi is a “derogatory” time period to check with Adivasis and requested the BJP to apologize to tribals for utilizing the phrase to explain them. Talking after reaching tribal icon and freedom fighter Tantya Bheel’s birthplace Baroda Ahir in Khandwa district’s Pandhana tehsil, Gandhi alleged the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology had helped the Britishers who hanged tribal revolutionaries like Tantya Bheel. Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra is on the second day of the Madhya Pradesh leg. Addressing a rally later right here, Gandhi demanded that the BJP apologize with folded arms for disrespecting tribals by calling them “vanvasi”. 

Congress common secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the continuing Bharat Jodo Yatra right here for the primary time on Thursday. She was accompanied by her husband Robert Vadra and son Rehan. 

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Just a few days again, I heard a speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi through which he used a brand new phrase, ‘vanvasi’, for ‘adivasis’. It means adivasis should not the primary homeowners of the nation and that they solely reside in forests,” stated the previous Congress president. 

The pondering behind utilizing the “disrespect” phrase could also be that after forests disappear below the BJP rule, tribals can have no place to reside within the nation, he stated. Referring to the Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA Act) formulated through the Congress regime on the Centre, he alleged this landmark laws together with key legal guidelines just like the Land Acquisition Act and the Forest Rights Act have been weakened through the BJP rule.

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 The Congress chief stated tribals should get again their rights associated to water, land and forests. Gandhi alleged that most atrocities on tribals befell through the BJP dispensation in Madhya Pradesh. “If the BJP authorities doesn’t restore rights of tribals within the state, we’ll accomplish that in a phased method once we (Congress) come again to energy,” he stated. Meeting polls in Madhya Pradesh are due in 2023-end. 

A day earlier than the arrival of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Baroda Ahir, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Tantya Bheel’s birthplace and flagged off Gaurav Yatra taken out in honour of the tribal hero. The three,570-km-long foot-march of the Congress began from Tamil Nadu on September 7 and can culminate in Srinagar in late January.

(With PTI inputs)

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