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Ashok Gehlot's caste comment on President Kovind draws BJP wrath

The Congress today landed in a huge controversy after its senior leader Ashok Gehlot said Ram Nath Kovind was made the President of India because of caste considerations. The BJP called the comment "anti-Dalit, anti-poor and anti-constitutional" and demanded an apology and strong action. At a press conference in Jaipur, Ashok Gehlot, who is also the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, told reporters that ahead of the 2017 assembly elections in Gujarat, the BJP was worried about its chances of forming government and the choice of Presidential candidate was made with votes in mind.

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