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Telangana BJP releases third Lok Sabha poll video targeting Congress over Muslim quota
Muslim Quota
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Telangana BJP releases third Lok Sabha poll video targeting Congress over Muslim quota

| @indiablooms | 07 May 2024, 01:09 pm

Hyderabad/IBNS: The Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released the third video to slam Congress over the ongoing debate over Muslim quota, which has been strongly opposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, media reports said.

With an allegedly anti-Muslim rhetoric, Telangana MP and BJP leader Arvind Dharmapuri posted online a video slamming Congress and indicating how the Muslim quota will affect the SC, ST and OBCs.

The video shows Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asking people in a boat named 'SC, ST, OBC quota' to make some space for a Muslim man.

Along with several others from the community, the Muslim man steps into the boat with a smile and casts his vote to Congress. 

Soon, the Muslim man is seen throwing the other passengers into water and then changing the boat name into "Muslim" in Telugu.

The video further shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi coming with a boat carrying the "Jai Shri Ram" slogan and named 'SC, ST, OBC Quota' to rescue the drowning people with Baahubali background score.

Modi on Muslim Quota

The Prime Minister said the poor, which include Hindus, Christians, Parsis as well, should get reservations.

In an interview with Times Now, Modi said as quoted by several media, "I have never said that Muslims won't get reservations. All I'm saying is that religion cannot be the basis of providing reservation. Poor in the country include all Hindus, Christians, and Parsis; all should get the benefits of reservations.

"Dalits and tribals for long have faced injustice for thousands of years, and there is a special reason that the makers of our constitution have taken the right decision, and we are grateful for that. No political party opposes this."

The Prime Minister said, "When the Constitution was written at that time, leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Babasaheb Ambedkar, and Rajendra Babu were all there; there was no one from the RSS or BJP and there were also representatives from all communities.

"After a lengthy discussion, it was decided that reservation based on religion would be detrimental to society and would not be good for the long term. Social evils were faced by communities of tribals and Dalits for years."

"Untouchability and discrimination took place. Injustice was done to a very large section of society on the basis of birth. It was necessary to undo the wrongs, and it is important to note that this was done by Sanatanis, apart from Nehru ji, who may think of himself above them," he added.

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