Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today made a massive self-goal as he tried to play the divisive caste card to side with BJP’s Udit Raj who was denied a Lok Sabha ticket in favour of singer Hans Raj Hans. In a tweet, Singhvi said that by denying a ticket to Dr Udit Raj, who is currently sitting MP from North West Delhi, the BJP has shown its anti-Dalit side to the people.
Except, in his haste to score political brownie points over caste, Singhvi forgot that North West Delhi is a reserved seat which means that this seat is reserved for candidates who belong to the scheduled castes. That means, Hans Raj Hans, the candidate who is being fielded from North West Delhi constituency also belongs to the scheduled caste.
Singhvi was called out for his faux pas on Twitter.
He is a lawyer for Rahul Gandhi who doesn't know that the seat is reserved so only Dalits can contest. Rahul Gandhi ko contempt mein jail hua toh Singhvi Zindabad. https://t.co/JVpnay4ZCV
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 23, 2019
Senior lawyer & MP doesnt know that NW Delhi is a reserve seat! https://t.co/Ymnq7Eijmj
— Kanishk (@Shekhar_Kanishk) April 23, 2019
हंसराज हंस भी दलित ही हैं। नार्थ वेस्ट दिल्ली एक रिजर्व्ड सीट है। दलित का टिकट काट कर दलित को ही सीट दी है, इसमें दलित विरोध कहाँ से आया? थोड़ा दिमाग लगा लिया करो।
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) April 23, 2019
On being called out for his caste politics and his mistake that his new allegation holds no water, he deleted his tweet.