Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM Doesn't Play Religion Politics, Says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM Doesn't Play Religion Politics, Says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Addressing a gathering at Bisahda village in Greater Noida, the defence minister attacked the opposition for creating a ruckus at this time and trying to put a question mark on Prime Minister Modi.

FPJ News ServiceUpdated: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 09:38 AM IST
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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh |

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never done politics on the basis of religion or by dividing the society and stressed that his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh had in 2006 talked about extending reservation for the Muslims.

The defence minister made the remarks at an election rally in Greater Noida in support of BJP's Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha candidate Mahesh Sharma. Prime Minister Modi on Sunday suggested that if the Congress comes to power, it would redistribute wealth of people to the Muslims.

Addressing a gathering at Bisahda village in Greater Noida, the defence minister attacked the opposition for creating a ruckus at this time and trying to put a question mark on Prime Minister Modi. "Sisters and brothers, it's not that I know the prime minister from today. We have had very good relations for a long time. He has never done politics of Hindu, Muslim and Christian. Our prime minister never thought of doing politics by dividing the society," Singh said.

"He (Modi) said at one place that Congress has said in its manifesto that we will get the properties surveyed. If it is said in the manifesto, then why should people have any objection to it. What do you want to do by getting the properties surveyed? Do you want to distribute the country's resources equally? What do you want to do?" he asked.

The veteran BJP leader also asked the Congress to clear its position on the matter. Singh said the Congressled government had in the past formed several commissions, which had recommended in their report that out of the 27 per cent reservation for the OBCs, 6 per cent should be for the Muslims and 2 per cent should be for the minorities. "We did not make this commission," he added.

Congress divided the country on the basis of religion: Rajnath Singh

Escalating his attack on the Congress, Singh said, "It did not stop at this. If someone from the Scheduled Caste converts, he should be given reservation despite the change of religion. Not only this, they (Congress) also ended the reservation of SC-ST in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University."

"These people have formed the government by dividing the country equally on the basis of Hindu and Muslim," he alleged.

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