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  1. Did PM Modi say Dalits and ‘Backwards’ are not nationalists? Kejriwal, Rahul think so

Did PM Modi say Dalits and ‘Backwards’ are not nationalists? Kejriwal, Rahul think so

PM Modi's speech during a closed-door meeting of BJP's "core group" of powerful leaders from across the country today provided the opposition party leaders another opportunity to attack him.

By: | Updated: August 24, 2016 3:31 PM
Civil aviation ministry plans to make Navi Mumbai airport operational by 2019. It has also recommended that the Airports Authority of India hire consultants and figure out ways to revive the Juhu airport in a bid to decongest the existing one.(PTI) Civil aviation ministry plans to make Navi Mumbai airport operational by 2019. It has also recommended that the Airports Authority of India hire consultants and figure out ways to revive the Juhu airport in a bid to decongest the existing one.(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech during a closed-door meeting of BJP’s “core group” of powerful leaders from across the country today provided the opposition party leaders, especially Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, another opportunity to attack him.

The Indian Express reported the PM as saying that the nationalists are with the BJP but the party needed to bring in Dalits and Backwards. The meeting was called to put in action changes in the party’s pan-India set-up.

Quoting sources, The Indian Express reported that Dalits, the relevance of social media for party’s politicians and the importance to retain a “nationalist character” of the party were major themes of PM Modi’s speech at the event.

However, the PM’s statement didn’t go well with several leaders of other parties. Kejriwal took to the Twitter saying, “According to PM, all dalits and backwards are not nationalists.” Rahul put up a question for the PM, tweeting, “So now ‘Dalits’ and ‘Backwards’ are not nationalists Modiji?”

AAP leader Ashutosh claimed the PM has admitted that “Dalits-OBCs” are not nationalists. “Modi admits Dalits-OBCs not nationalists.Modi govt disproving Rohit Vemula was not Dalit.True face of Modi/BJP/RSS, he tweeted.

The Modi government today come under attack from the Opposition over another news also after The Indian Express reported that the one-man judicial commission, set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development to probe into the circumstances leading to Rohith Vemula’s suicide at the Hyderabad Central University early this year, has said that the research scholar was not a Dalit.

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    Srinivas
    Aug 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    Politics is a big circle politicians go around in circles only to hug each other.AAP blamed Congress for corruption and AAP promised to eradicate corruption.One did not desire to be CM other desired not be a simple party worker for all his stature.BUT both r bitten by one common thing POWER and want to grab at any cost by one bu byping consution other byping more genuine leaders is it a surprise now they speak in one tone. Time always wears out masking colors bcoz they don't withstand different seasons.
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