PM Modi: Muslims Are Not ‘Items of Vote Market’


Kozhikode: In an endeavor to connect with Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told a BJP meet here that they are “not protest of disdain” nor if they be considered as “things of vote business sector” however ought to be dealt with as “your own”.

He summoned BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay to make these remarks while tending to the BJP Council meeting here in Kerala, a state with generous Muslim populace, where the gathering is looking to grow its base. He kept up that his administration’s main goal of ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’ is not a political motto but rather a promise to guarantee welfare of the last man in the general public.

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In his discourse, Modi talked finally about secularism, adjusted and comprehensive development and requirement for constituent changes while paying tributes to Upadhyay on his 100th birth commemoration. “Nowadays, the definition has been distored. Indeed, even patriotism is reviled nowadays,” he said.

While discussing life and commitment of Upadhyay, Modi cited him as saying, “don’t compensate nor reprimand Muslims. Enable them. They are not things of vote business sector nor are they substance of contempt. Regard them as your own.” He demanded that for BJP no one is an “untouchable”.

At the finish of the two-day BJP meeting, the Prime Minister followed the gathering’s excursion from the times of Jan Sangh and attested that “we never bargained with our belief system”. He said if the BJP had traded off with the belief system, it could have accomplished power long back.

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