Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress, BSP and SP while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Maghar and said that some political parties want chaos by creating doubts in people’s minds for political gains.
Addressing a public meeting at Maghar after offering ‘chadar’ at the ‘mazar ‘ of Sant Kabir Das, Modi said, “Some political parties want chaos by creating doubts in people’s minds for political gains. They are cut off from ground reality. They don’t know the nature of this nation of Sant Kabir, Mahatma Gandhi and Baba Ambedkar.”
The Prime Minister also said that political parties are creating hindrance in the passage of Triple Talaq bill in Parliament. Last year, Lok Sabha passed the contentious bill making instant triple illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband. However, the bill could get stalled in Rajya Sabha where the government lacks a majority and it may be referred to a parliamentary committee for review.
Invoking Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s bungalow row, Modi said, “There was a government which was more keen to hold back its bungalow. People who claim to follow Kabir are more worried about big bungalows.”
Stating that it is the greed for power that those who imposed and those who opposed Emergency have come together today, Modi said, “They don’t see the welfare of society but only the welfare of themselves and their families.”
Taking a swipe at Mayawati, Modi said, “Ambedkar advocated for equality in society but unfortunately there are parties that are using his ideals for political gains.”
Earlier in the day, Modi also laid the foundation stone of a research institute name after the 15th-century mystic poet.
The prime minister was at a programme to mark the 500th death anniversary of the poet.
Modi took a round of the mausoleum of Sant Kabir Das and offered ‘chadar’. He later laid the foundation stone of the Sant Kabir Academy, a research institute that is expected to come up at a cost of Rs. 24 crore.
He also visited the Sant Kabir cave and unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the Kabir Academy, which will highlight the saint’s teachings and philosophy.