Will not allow any tampering with SCs, STs and OBCs reservation till am alive : PM

Darbhanga, May 4 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused INDIA bloc leaders of making attempt to dilute existing reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs and give it to Muslims, but he would not allow them to do so till he is alive.

Modi while addressing a massive public meeting seeking support in favour of NDA candidates for Lok Sabha elections here said architect of constitution Baba Bheem Rao Ambedkar, Dr Rajendra Prasad and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had strongly advocated against any sort of reservation on the basis of religion but Congress and its partner RJD were making attempt to provide reservation on the basis of religion by diluting existing reservation for OBCs, SCs and STs.

Such step would seriously hamper the interest of OBCs, SCs and STs but he would not allow it to happen till he was alive, he asserted.

The Prime Minister while making an oblique reference to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said he was interested in giving reservation to Muslims during his tenure as Railway Minister when Congress- led UPA government was in power at the Centre.

India bloc leaders were trying to divide the society on the basis of caste and religion for their electoral gains, he cautioned.

Modi said India bloc leaders had stooped so low that they were now counting jawans of Armed forces on the basis of their religions.

Jawans made their supreme sacrifice as sons of ” Maa Bharti” (Motherland) defending border of the nation and they were never identified on the basis of their religion, he pointed out.

The Prime Minister said during the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, Banerjee Commission was constituted with only aim to suppress the fact of Godhra incident.

In the year 2002, a large number of “Karsevaks” were burnt alive in train in Godhra but attempt was made by the Commission to blame them for the incident instead of real culprits, he pointed out and added that Court had thrown the Banerjee Commission report in dustbin and slapped death penalty to all culprits.

Modi said the India bloc had the intention to impose inheritance tax which meant that 55 per cent of assets of a person would be seized by the government after his death and only 45 per cent would be given to his children.

It was a great injustice as person saved his hard money to purchase assets like buildings, lands and others which could be of use for children after his death, he further said and asked the people whether they would allow it to happen, getting huge replies in negative from them.

The Prime Minister said during the Corona pandemic, constituent of India bloc was in power in Delhi and also in Maharashtra.

Both governments had harassed people of Bihar and forcibly sent them in buses without caring for their interest, he pointed out and asked the people not to forgive leaders of India block for their obdurate action and teach them a befitting lesson in ongoing Lok Sabha election.

Modi said law and order had totally collapsed in Bihar during the RJD regime. People particularly women and girls were finding it difficult to come out their houses after Sunset in those days, he recalled.

The Prime Minister said Aayushman cards would be issued to all those having attained the age of 70 years irrespective of their caste, creed and economic conditions, if NDA government was voted to power after ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Family members of those having attained the age of 70 years would not be required to bear their medical expenses, he added.

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