Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | ‘BSP, SP busy distributing my caste certificate’: PM Modi
Addressing an election rally in UP’s Banda on Thursday, PM Modi accused at the SP-BSP-RLD alliance of indulging in caste politics.Updated: Apr 26, 2019 09:41 IST
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), accusing it of indulging in caste politics along with the Samajwadi Party (SP).
“The BSP and the SP are busy distributing my caste certificate; the Congress is abusing the entire lower castes because of Modi,” he said at a rally at the agriculture university ground in Banda.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday had questioned the PM’s caste, calling him a fake backward.
The PM said these parties can only think of caste and religion. "They do not want to talk about 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat," he added.
"Tell me which caste did Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Laxmibai, Subhash Chandra Bose belong to. A great man is not known by his caste but by his actions. Everyone was Indian," Modi said.
He said the opposition parties hd sensed the defeat in general election and started raising the EVM issue and its malfunctioning.
“Voting has taken place on 300 seats and a few people are sad. They kept abusing Modi throughout the campaign, now they are talking about EVMs,” he said, adding, "Inke hath lagega zero bata sannata (they will be left with nothing)."
He said the opposition was totally disconnected from the public and did not know what the 21st century voter wanted.
Hinting at tougher stand on Pakistan, he said terrorism had to be finished completely.
“This chowkidaar and your vote will make it happen,” he said.
“People also have to punish those who hesitated in acting decisively on terrorism due to votes,” he said.
Modi asked people who could finish terrorism in the country. When they responded with his name, he said the terrorists were killed in their den.
He then asked: “Do you want more and bigger action this time.” For this, he said this government had to make a comeback, he said.
First Published: Apr 26, 2019 09:41 IST