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.