Addressing the party workers here at Bahujan Prerna Kendra to mark the seventh death anniversary of Kanshi Ram, Mayawati said that Congress is highly biased against Dalits.
She said the Congress has done nothing to improve the situation of scheduled castes and the marginalised section of the society.
"The Congress has showed its disdain towards the party by not declaring a national condolence day on the death anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram," the BSP chief said.
Reaching out to the Dalit community, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said it will take the "escape velocity of Jupiter" to achieve success for the community.
"The development of this community on Earth cannot be done by one or two Dalit leaders. It will require the 'escape velocity of Jupiter' to achieve success," Gandhi had said while addressing a function on National Awareness Camp for Scheduled Castes Empowerment at Vigyan Bhavan here.
Gandhi said BR Ambedkar was the first Dalit to attain escape velocity.
Criticising Mayawati, he said the BSP chief had captured the Dalit leadership but did not allow others to rise.
He also said there is a big opportunity for the Congress to create leadership space in the community.
He urged that Dalit leadership should be created in all fields.
--IBNS (Posted on 10-10-2013)