‘PM Modi aims to transcend divisive politics of caste, religion’: FM Sitharaman


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman insisted on Saturday that caste and religion played no role when it came to welfare programs in India. The top official also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was looking to go “beyond the caste and religion play” while addressing the Mint India Investment Summit & Awards 2024 on Saturday afternoon. The remarks come mere days before the Lok Sabha elections that will see the Modi-led BJP pitch for a third term at the helm. 

“The divisive politics that we hear today…the Prime Minister aims to transcend divisive politics of caste and religion. There has not been one incident of caste or religious favouring in giving welfare programs,” the Finance Minister said during the Mint India Investment Summit & Awards 2024.

The Finance Minister also highlighted the Modi government’s ‘relentless efforts to remove stains on India’s economy’ and its global image over the past decade. As Sitharaman put it: “It was a canvas where perception about India had to change, the way we did business had to change.”




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Published: 30 Mar 2024, 06:22 PM IST


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