WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Apr 14, 2019, 09.28 PM
Speaking on the 128th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, PM Modi commended the contribution of Baba Sahab and said it was all because of his efforts that today the country's President, Vice President and Prime Minister have come from the deprived class.
Addressing a rally in Aligarh on Sunday, PM Modi said, "This is the strength of Baba Sahab Ambedkar's constitution that today common men from the deprived and exploited class have become the country's president, vice president and prime minister".
PM in Aligarh: Ye Baba Sahab Ambedkar ke samvidhaan ki taqat hai ki aaj vanchit-soshit samaj se nikal kar desh ke rashtrapati pad par ek sajjan baithe hain, gaon kisan ke saamanya parivaar se up-rashtrapati pad par koi baitha hai.Baba sahab ki kripa hai ki ek chaiwala PM bana hai pic.twitter.com/FUM7iyY7hg
Attacking the anti-BJP alliance formed for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, he said while people wanted to get rid of terrorism, those in the "maha milawat" wanted to remove him from power.
"Tell me whether terrorism should be eliminated or not, whether we should enter Pakistan and kill the terrorists, whether we should conduct surgical strikes and airstrikes, whether our jawans should get a free hand or not? Has your chowkidar done the right thing?, " he asked.
"Imagine only for a second that if there was a small goof-up in the surgical strike or airstrikes carried out by us, wouldn't all of them have ripped Modi apart (Modi ki chamdhi udhedh dete ki nahi, Modi ke baal noch lete ki nahi)?.... But what would happen to Modi later on, should the decision be based on this? Modi never thinks about himself, he thinks about the country."
Stating that Uttar Pradesh could not attain the place it deserved in the country due to its politics, Modi said, "People talk about Bengaluru, Chennai and Ahmedabad. Tell me whether they should also talk about UP or not? Should we allow such a powerful state to languish?
"I want to take UP to the number one spot as far as the economy and the social set-up are concerned. I want to restore UP's glory, which it had enjoyed in the era of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna. And for this, I need your support."
(With inputs from PTI)
Addressing a rally in Aligarh on Sunday, PM Modi said, 'This is the strength of Baba Sahab Ambedkar's constitution that today common men from the deprived and exploited class have become the country's president, vice president and prime minister'.