PM Modi says Congress manifesto bears imprint of Muslim League


Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress, saying the party is completely “cut off from India’s aspirations”. While speaking at the rally in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi said the Congress’ manifesto “completely bears the imprint of the Muslim League”.

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The Prime Minister said, “The Congress is completely cut off from the aspirations and expectations of today’s India… The Congress manifesto reflects the same idea which was prevalent in the Muslim League during the freedom movement.”

“The Congress manifesto completely bears the imprint of the Muslim League, and little remaining part of it, is completely dominated by the leftists…Congress is not visible in this,” PM Modi said. His statement came just ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

The controversy around Muslim League flags and Congress

Recently, Left parties criticised the Congress over missing flags of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) at leader Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Wayanad.

Kerala Chief Minister and CPI (M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan said the party was “scared” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP, meanwhile, alleged the Congress was “ashamed” of using the IUML flag in its rally, the Hindustan Times reported. The Congress hit back at both saying the CPI(M) and the BJP have become close friends.

The Congress and the CPI(M) are part of the INDIA bloc but rivals in Kerala.

Muslim League and Mohammed Ali Jinnah made the demand for the partition of British India into separate Hindu and Muslim states. After the formation of Pakistan in 1947, the League became Pakistan’s dominant political party.

Congress manifesto released

The Congress released its ‘Nyay Patra’ or manifesto for the Lok Sabha Elections on April 5. The party promised minorities the freedom of choice of dress, food, language and personal laws if they come to power after winning the Lok Sabha Elections. 

Among other promises were Right to apprenticeship, a legal guarantee for the Minimum Support Price (MSP), and passing a constitutional amendment to raise the 50 percent cap on reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs.

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Published: 06 Apr 2024, 02:37 PM IST


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