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‘My Caste Same as a Poor Man’s’: Modi on Mayawati’s Farzi OBC Jibe

PM Modi launched another scathing attack at the Opposition alliance in UP for raising questions on his caste.

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Addressing a poll rally in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra on Saturday, 11 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched another scathing attack at the Opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh for raising questions on his caste. He said that he belongs to the caste of all poor countrymen.

"They (SP-BSP) have launched a fresh attack on my caste. I want to tell them that Modi belongs to just one caste – whatever caste the poor belongs to."

Modi's jibe was directed towards the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, who said he is a “farzi backward” and a “fake OBC” leader.

National security also figured prominently in his poll rally. Modi accused a previous coalition government of weakening the intelligence agencies and recalled that the Pokhran nuclear tests took place on this day 21 years back.

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‘Mahamilawati Govt Worsened Our Intelligence Agencies’

Continuing his 'mahamilavati' (adulterated) reference for the alliance, Modi said that they have destroyed Uttar Pradesh and now have come together to save themselves from being destructed. He also claimed that the country's intelligence agencies suffered when a third front government, which included the Samajwadi Party (SP), was in power at the Centre.

“Our intelligence agencies were weakened by an earlier ‘mahamilawati’ government, but the (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee government set that right.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Talking about India’s security and intelligence agencies, he said "Many people connected with our security and intelligence agencies have written a lot about this. They have written how they had made the intelligence network hollow and the country had to bear its consequences for long.”

He added, “What the third front government did is in no way less than a crime.”

Launching another attack at the SP-BSP alliance, he went on to say, "Whenever there is a 'Mahamilawati' government in the country, it has threatened national security.”

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‘Scientists Behind The Successful Operation Shakti’

Modi hailed scientists for the successful Pokhran nuclear tests this day in 1998.

"Twenty-one years back on this day, India successfully carried out nuclear tests, Operation Shakti. I salute the scientists who brought laurels to the country with their hard work. This historic event in 1998 proves what strong political will can do for national security," he said.

Referring to the Manmohan Singh term, he claimed that the country got a weak government that was operated by a remote control after the one headed by Vajpayee.

He said that the government brought a bad name to the country.

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‘Congress Unapologetic in Their Thinking,’ Modi on Sam Pitroda’s Remarks

"So many scams took place but the Congress and its people had no remorse as their way of thinking is 'Hua toh hua'," he said, attacking the Congress for its leader Sam Pitroda's remarks.

"It shows the character and mentality of the party,” he added. He said that the ‘Hua to hua’ remark reflected the arrogance of the Congress.

Lastly, Modi also cited the Balakot air strikes against Pakistan as an example of what a bold government can accomplish. “This is the new India. Now India barges into the hideouts of terrorists and kills them,” he added.

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