A day after he was seen snoozing off in parliament during the the heated Dalit debate between the government and the opposition , Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi gave the Lok Sabha proceedings a miss and visited Una town in Gujarat. The Gandhi scion’s visit was termed by the media as a photo -op .
Unfazed by the backlash Rahul met the family members of Dalit men who were brutally assaulted by cow protection vigilantes last week.
Balu, the father of a Dalit youth who was beaten up, showed his wounds to Gandhi at the Mota Samadhiyala village.
Gandhi assured he would do “everything in his power” to get justice for the victims.
The Gujarat Police arrested seven more persons on Wednesday in connection with the July 11 incident. The Dalit men were beaten up for skinning a dead cow.