Amit Shah eats meal with Dalit family in Varanasi

Varanasi: BJP chief Amit Shah today had a meal with a Dalit family in Jogiyapur village in Sevapuri Assembly segment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

Shah, who was on his way to Allahabad to address a farmers’ rally, took a brief halt at Jogiyapur village and had lunch with the family of Girjaprasad Bind and Ikbal Bind, who belong to the Dalit community, Sanjay Bharadwaj, BJP media-in-charge said.

The BJP chief sat on the ground with the family members and shared the meal with them, he said. Shah was given a warm welcome on his arrival in the city by party workers.

Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hit out at the BJP leader, stating that the latter had lunch with the Dalit family with an eye on the UP Assembly polls.