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Tejashwi Yadav condemns PM Modi's 'mujra' remark, asks 'should language of PM be like this'

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in a letter to PM Modi has criticized him for his 'mujra' remark made during a rally in Bihar.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Patna Updated on: May 26, 2024 16:42 IST
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav
Image Source : PTI (FILE IMAGE) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stern 'mujra' jibe aimed at the opposition during a rally in Bihar on Saturday, May 25, has provoked a strong backlash from opposition leaders. RJD leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav responded on Sunday by writing a letter to PM Modi, accusing him of making baseless and false statements to the public.

In his letter, Yadav criticized PM Modi for his choice of language, stating, "Today you came to Bihar and made as many baseless, factless, and false statements as you could. It is now clear that you no longer maintain the dignity of your office in your discussions. Using terms like 'mujra' and 'mangalsutra' is beneath the dignity of the Prime Minister of this great nation. Reflect on this and decide if this is the kind of language you should be using."

Yadav also addressed the issue of reservations in the private sector, which he claimed PM Modi has ignored. 

"You have found a unique way to end Baba Saheb's reservation. Because reservation is availabale for government jobs under Section 5 and Section 6 of the Constitution, if you have abolished government jobs from Railways, Army and other departments, then the concept of reservation will be wiped off but this serious issue is not among your priorities. We have been requesting you many times - in Parliament, on the streets, in the House, that you make arrangements for reservation in the private sector so that the broad Bahujan population, Dalit community and other deprived groups get their due constitutional rights," Tejashwi Yadav said.

"All Dalits/OBCs and tribals know that BJP and you are staunch ideological enemies of Baba Saheb, Birsa Munda, Honorable Kanshi Ram Lohia ji and Mandal Commission. Tell us with your action, not speech, sir. and yes. With this letter, I am also attaching the list of Muslim castes under the OBC category in Gujarat. Perhaps you may not even have the knowledge and attention that castes of the Muslim community also get a reservation in Gujarat. You have been the Chief Minister of this state for more than 43 years. Therefore, avoid the politics of spreading confusion and serving hatred," he added. 

Moreover, Tejashwi Yadav also slammed PM Modi for holding anti dalit mentality. He said, "When we came to government in Bihar, we conducted a caste survey at the state's expense. You were also made aware of its reality. Prime Minister, in the light of that survey, we increased the scope of the reservation to 75 per cent and kept requesting you again and again and with folded hands demanded that you include it in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. But Prime Minister, basically you have a backward and anti-Dalit mentality. You did not give any consideration to this important request of ours." 

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