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"Son Of Gujjar Community Struggles... Thrown Out Like Fly From Milk": PM Modi Sympathises With Sachin Pilot

Nishtha Anushree

Nov 23, 2023, 03:25 PM | Updated 03:25 PM IST

PM Modi in Rajasthan
PM Modi in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the last day of campaigning for the legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan, launched a sharp attack on the Congress party and the Ashok Gehlot government, Live Hindustan reported.

PM Modi, targeting the Gandhi family, mentioned Sachin Pilot once again and showed sympathy towards him. He also challenged Gehlot's allegations on Pilot as the Rajasthan CM had earlier called him "nikamma" (worthless) and "gaddar" (traitor).

A day earlier, PM Modi had accused the Congress party of injustice towards Rajesh Pilot and Sachin Pilot. He said, "Yesterday, I raised some questions about the royal family of Congress. An arrow was shot, a bullet was fired at the target. Within half an hour, the entire Congress shook. They trembled from every corner. How did Modi say such a thing? They knew that Modi had shot an arrow in such a way that would not be harmless."

PM Modi further said, "Regarding Sachin Pilot, the Congress is issuing statements, holding press conferences. Congress is claiming that the royal family of Congress has never insulted Rajesh Pilot. But they are not answering my real questions. The disrespect that Congress has done to the Gujjars, the first generation has seen it, and the current generation is also witnessing it."

On Sachin Pilot not being appointed as the CM of the state, Modi said, "A son of the Gujjar community struggles to make a place in politics, devotes his life to the party. After obtaining power, he is pulled out like a fly from milk and thrown away. This was done with the late Rajesh Pilot and is being done with his son. I sit here and salute Rajesh ji. These are our traditions and culture."

Without taking the name of Ashok Gehlot, Modi targeted him for calling Sachin Pilot "nikamma, gaddar" and said, 'What a disgrace it is to the country, such words were used for Rajesh pilot's son. Look in the newspapers, it's on TV. Does anyone speak such a language? How can Congress justify such abuse, answer."

PM Modi took the name of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and said that a Dalit leader is being insulted and alleged that his picture is not visible on Congress posters.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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