Prime Minister Modi Accuses Opposition of Marginalizing Majority Community and Aligning with Extremists

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Preeti Bali / 7:16 am / May 27, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Sunday that parties within the INDIA bloc aim to demote the country’s majority community to second-class status, further alleging that “jihadis” from across the border support the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress.


Allegations of Constitutional Changes and Foreign Support

During rallies in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region, specifically in Ghosi, Deoria, and Mirzapur, Modi claimed that the opposition intends to amend the Constitution to allocate reservations based on religion. He accused the SP and Congress of receiving support from extremists across the border, referring to prayers in Pakistan for the success of the INDIA alliance.


Reintroduction of Article 370 and Repeal of CAA

Modi warned that the opposition bloc plans to reinstate Article 370 in Kashmir and repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), which provides citizenship to partition victims. He questioned whose agenda these actions serve, suggesting they align with anti-India forces.


Three Major Conspiracies

The prime minister outlined three significant conspiracies purported by the opposition: rewriting the Constitution to introduce religious reservations, abolishing existing reservations for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC), and reallocating the entire reservation to Muslims. He also mentioned a strategy to reclassify Muslim castes as OBCs, noting a recent Calcutta High Court decision rejecting OBC status for 77 Muslim castes.


Criticism of Opposition’s Governance and Policies

Modi criticized the opposition for attempting to make the majority community second-class citizens and labeled them as communal and casteist. He accused the SP of releasing terrorists and undermining law and order, leading to the backwardness of Purvanchal under their rule.


Contrast Between BJP and Opposition Governance

Under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Modi claimed the situation in Uttar Pradesh had improved significantly, with public lands previously occupied by mafias now being used to build homes for the poor. This transformation, he argued, highlights the differences between BJP and the INDIA bloc’s governance.


Dynastic Politics and Reservation Controversy

Modi accused SP and Congress of perpetuating dynastic politics and proposed that their policies would turn Purvanchal into a hub of mafia activity and poverty. He reminded the audience of the SP’s 2012 manifesto, which advocated for Muslim reservations equivalent to those for Dalits, and criticized the opposition for wanting to alter the Constitution to facilitate this.


BrahMos Missile Export and Self-Reliance in Defense

The prime minister accused the Congress of creating obstacles for countries wanting to purchase BrahMos missiles, claiming they did not want India to achieve self-reliance in defense. He promised that BrahMos missiles would soon be manufactured in Uttar Pradesh.


Opposition’s Educational Policies and Betrayal of Dalits

Modi alleged that before 2014, the Congress declared many educational institutions as minority institutions, ending reservations for SC, ST, and OBC students and reallocating them to Muslims. He labeled this move as a betrayal of Dalit, backward, and tribal communities.


Ram Temple and Historical Precedents

He highlighted the global significance of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, criticizing the opposition for their past opposition to its construction and for talking about reversing the Supreme Court verdict on the temple, drawing parallels to the Shah Bano case of 1985.


Personal Attacks and Election Rally Support

Modi claimed that opposition parties resort to personal attacks when he exposes their plans, stating they issue fatwas and slogans against him. Despite this, he expressed confidence in the support of the people and their desire for a strong leader for a strong nation.


Campaigning for NDA Candidates

In Mau district’s Ghosi, Modi campaigned for NDA partner SBSP’s Arvind Rajbhar and BJP’s Neeraj Shekhar, Ravindra Kushwaha, Kamlesh Paswan, and Shashank Mani Tripathi. He also sought support for NDA partner Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel and Rinki Kol in Mirzapur district.


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