Modi flays Cong over minority quota

Modi flays Cong over minority quota

Setting the stage for a battle royal between the ruling BJP and Congress in the coming Assembly polls in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday charged opposition Congress party with trying to scuttle the OBCs’ right  by harping on minority reservation.   

Elections might still be a few months away, but political parties here have begun to raise the pitch for their poll campaign. As the Congress has started its Sardar Sandesh Yatra, with an eye on the all important Patel votes, Modi decided to take the Congresss head-on.

Addressing a convention of party’s Other Backward Class  (OBC) wing, Modi lashed out at the Centre claiming that the UPA government was trying to divide society on the basis of caste and religion.

“They are just trying to divide society for their political gains. They just have an eye on their vote bank. But we will not allow society to be divided and will fight firmly. The Congress party will be exposed when it goes to the polls,’’ he asserted.

Referring to the Lokpal fiasco in the Rajya sabha, Modi took potshots at the Congress accusing it of trying to attack the federal structure of the country.

“Mamata Banerjee realised that the Congress party was trying to decimate the federal structure and that’s why she took a stand against the bill,’’ he said.

Further, targeting the Congress in Gujarat, Modi said the party had gone into a “slumber” mode.

“It’s because of the media that some or other way they manage to find some mention but on the ground the party has been decimated in Gujarat. One can just pity that party,’’ he quipped.

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