Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, took an out-and-out Hindutva line in his speech at the holy city of Ayodhya, listing a number of measures his government has taken to promote Indic culture.
Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a huge gathering in Ayodhya, 35 KM from the site of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. On the one hand, he took on the SP-BSP-RLD alliance, calling them Mahamilavati (super adulterated), who want to form a 'majboor' (helpless) government. On the other hand, the Prime Minister counted the number of things he has done to promote Hindu culture.
This is the first time since coming to power in 2014 that PM Modi visited the area - a move that's expected to fuel the claims of right-wing groups and allies like the Shiv Sena that the BJP uses the temple issue to draw votes.
While addressing at the mega rally, PM Modi said, "'Mahamilavati' people will be promoting casteism and dynasty politics. These are the ones whose people are either on the vine or in jail. Can such people do the good of the country?"
He also spoke about the Kumbh Mela how successful it went under the BJP supervision. Modi counted the number of policy measures and projects he initiated to promote Indian culture, for example, the initiation of the International Yoga Day and building 15 different pilgrim circuits, out of which the Ramayana circuit and the Buddha circuit have neared complition.However, the much anticipated reference to the Ram temple was missing from the Prime Minister's speech.
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Speaking about the opposition, the Prime Minister said, "A feature of this election is that Congress, which has many resources for many years, has been fighting in this election on the lowest seat in the country."
Modi also claimed that there had been no terror incidents in the last five years, while the situation was similar to Sri Lanka before 2014 as he once again urged voters to elect a ‘majboot’ government.
Narendra Modi's Ayodhya speech was high on josh. Supporters blew conch shells after punch line, frequent chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' and a rabble-rousing speech high on nationalism was in store for Ayodhya residents.
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Last Updated May 1, 2019, 3:52 PM IST