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Lok Sabha elections 2024: 'Congress is biggest enemy of OBC section', says PM Modi in Madhya Pradesh | VIDEO

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh will be conducted in four phases. The first phase of polling would be held on April 19, followed by April 26, May 7 and May 13.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Sagar Published on: April 24, 2024 17:25 IST
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Image Source : NARENDRA MODI (X) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a poll rally in Sagar.

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (April 24) accused Congress of reducing the quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Karnataka by putting Muslims castes in the same category, and claimed that it plans to replicate this across the country.

Speaking at an Lok Sabha election rally in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, he dubbed the opposition party as the "biggest enemy of the OBCs".

In the past, it had provided reservation based on religion which India's Constitution does not allow, Modi said.

Congress biggest enemy of OBCs

"Once again, Congress has given reservation on the basis of religion in Karnataka through backdoor by putting all Muslim castes along with the OBCs. By doing so, it has snatched a big chunk of reservation from the OBC community. Congress indulged in this dangerous game which will destroy your (future) generations. It is the biggest enemy of the OBCs," he said.

In 2004, Congress provided reservation on the basis of religion, stabbing Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, architect of the Constitution, in the back, he said.

"Our Constitution clearly says that no one will be given reservation on the basis of religion. Babasaheb Ambedkar himself was against reservation on the basis of religion. But Congress made a dangerous resolution of (providing) reservation on the basis of religion years ago. It is adopting various tactics to fulfill the resolution," he said.

In Karnataka, the party provided such a quota by resorting to an illegal trick, Modi said.

"All castes of Muslims have been added to the OBC quota. By doing this, the huge rights given to OBCs were snatched away and given (to others) on the basis of religion," the prime minister said, claiming that Congress wanted to implement the same model in the entire country.

"The biggest enemy of the OBC community is Congress, which has snatched away their rights. Congress has murdered social justice, violated the spirit of the Constitution and insulted Babasaheb," he added.

The PM also slammed Congress for its `plans' to impose inheritance tax on the wealth saved by one's ancestors. Madhya Pradesh was known as a `Bimaru' (ailing/backward) state under the Congress rule and development began only when the BJP came to power, PM Modi added.

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