'This issue is for the rights of women.. elections come later, humanity comes first,' Modi added. Photograph: (ANI)
'Everything is not about elections,' said Modi who was campaigning in Dhandhuka
"I am clear that on triple talaq I will not be silent. Everything is not about elections," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
Modi was campaigning in Dhandhuka in Gujarat for the upcoming state elections.
"This issue is for the rights of women.. elections come later, humanity comes first," Modi added.
On the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, he mentioned Ayodhya, asking why a solution to the issue should not be found before the 2019 general elections.
No objection that Kapil Sibal is fighting on behalf of Muslim community but how can he say do not find a solution to this (Ayodhya issue) until next election? How is it connected to Lok Sabha elections?: PM Modi in Gujarat's Dhandhuka #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/oFzXCyEWRW— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
And on his death anniversary, he also mentioned Dr BR Ambedkar, saying "one family has done great injustice" to him and Sardar Patel.
One family has done greatest injustice to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Sardar Patel. When Pandit Nehru's influence on the Congress was complete, the Congress ensured that Dr. Ambedkar found it tough to join the Constituent Assembly: PM Modi in #Gujarat's Dhandhuka pic.twitter.com/1hJPbo4yAW— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
Finally, he said the BJP had ended the 'tanker raj' in Gujarat which he said used to be "firmly in the hands of Congress leaders and their families".