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My Duty To Inform People How Congress Abolished Reservations In Certain Universities: PM Modi

Kuldeep Negi

May 29, 2024, 12:18 PM | Updated 12:18 PM IST

PM Modi
PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was his duty to inform people how Congress abolished reservations in certain universities.

In an interview with news agency ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained why reservation had become a crucial issue in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

"I want to alert the SC, ST, OBC & other backward-class people because by keeping them in darkness they (opposition) are looting them. Election is such a time, that I should make the countrymen aware of the biggest crisis that is coming. Therefore, I have been explaining this to the people. The basic spirit of the Constitution of India is being violated and that too for the sake of vote bank politics... Those who call themselves well-wishers of the Dalits, Tribals, are in reality their staunch enemies...There is an imprint of the Muslim League in their manifesto...Do you want to destroy the coming generations also for the sake of vote-bank?... I will fight for the rights of my Dalit, Tribal, OBC brothers and sisters. And that's why I'm fighting the battle," PM Modi said.

PM Modi said that those who call themselves the biggest sympathisers of the backward communities are in reality their biggest enemies.

Accusing the opposition of converting educational institutions into minority institutions, the Prime Minister highlighted that this action ended protections for SC, ST, and OBC communities.

"They swiftly converted educational institutions into minority institutions, thereby eliminating reservations. For instance, in Delhi, Jamia Millia University was designated a minority institution, resulting in the loss of reservations, affecting both admissions and jobs. It later emerged that around 10,000 such institutions have been removed from the reach of SC, ST, and OBC protections," PM Modi said.

In an apparent attack on Congress, he said that the reservation system, a dream of Baba Saheb Ambedkar that he had executed, was leveraged by the Opposition to for its vote bank politics.

"When this concerning issue came to my attention, I felt it was my duty to inform the country about this," he added.

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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