ANI Photo | “PM Modi can’t fool politically aware public of Bihar”: RJD’ Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday for opposing the reservations in the state, claiming he could not fool Bihar’s politically aware citizens and charging him of lacking the fundamentals of the Constitution.
The RJD leader claimed that a delegation of leaders from Bihar visited the Prime Minister at the Vidhan Sabha and wrote letters to push for the caste census, but after meeting them, PM Modi rejected it.
Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Yadav said, “As the elections are moving forward, the Prime Minister’s language is deteriorating day by day. The kind of language he is using is not only worrisome to the opposition but to his supporters as well.”
“The Prime Minister does not have basic knowledge of the Constitution. He wants to end the reservation. A delegation of leaders from Bihar visited the Prime Minister at the Vidhan Sabha. We wrote letters, almost 5 times to push for the caste census, but after meeting us, PM Modi rejected it,” said Yadav.
“However, we conducted the caste census and gave 75 per cent reservation in Bihar. Name one BJP-ruling state where there is 75 per cent of reservation. In Bihar, people are aware of the politics. You cannot fool the people here. PM Modi tried to end the reservation. In Gujarat, 25 castes of Muslims are getting the reservation. It was given after the requests of the Mandal Commission. PM Modi, along with Lal Krishna Advani, opposed the Mandal Commission. It is in his veins to oppose the reservations,” added the RJD leader.
Earlier in the day, launching a scathing attack on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Baba Saheb Ambedkar used to say that there would be no reservation based on religion but the RJD and Congress want to “appease their vote bank,” by ending SC/ST/OBC quotas.
While addressing a public gathering in Patliputra, PM Modi said that Congress changed the law related to minority institutions overnight to please its vote bank.
PM Modi further promised the people of Bihar that no one can snatch the reservations SC-ST-OBC until he is alive.
“RJD-Congress together have looted the reservation of Yadav, Kurmi, Kushwaha, Teli, Kanhu, Nishad, Paswan and Musahar families,” PM Modi alleged.
PM Modi further took a swipe at the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) over its election symbol and said there is a ‘lantern’ in Bihar that lights up just “one house” and spreads only darkness in the state.
“In this era of LED bulbs, there is also a lantern here in Bihar. A lantern that lights up just one house. This lantern has spread only darkness in the state,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the Lok Sabha election is not only for electing MPs but the Prime Minister of the country.
The sixth phase of polling for Lok Sabha polls on May 25 across 58 parliamentary constituencies spread over six states and two Union Territories (UTs) saw a voter turnout of 39.13 per cent till 1 pm, the Election Commission (ECI) said on Saturday.
Bihar recorded a voter turnout of 36.48 per cent in the sixth phase.
The Lok Sabha elections will be completed on June 1 after the seventh phase of polls in which voters from 57 constituencies will exercise their franchise. The results will be declared on June 4

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