‘Modi is the first PM from Backward classes’
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‘Modi is the first PM from Backward classes’

July 5, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Lashing out at Congressmen for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his achievements, senior BJP leader and former Minister A.H. Vishwanath claimed that Congress leaders themselves never respected their Prime Minister when the party was in power.

Addressing a press meet at Jaladarshini Guest House here yesterday, Vishwanath said that senior Congress leaders such as Siddharamaiah, who is a former Chief Minister and Mallikarjun Kharge should have some decency when criticising the Prime Minister, who is elected by the people.

Pointing out that every one has the right to criticise leaders in a democratic setup, he said that Congress leaders must understand that unhealthy remarks against the PM will not be appreciated by the people.

Recalling Modi’s walk to the Prime Minister’s chair from the point when he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001, Vishwanath said that Modi explained the people about Gujarat Model during his campaign for the 2014 LS Polls to come to power.

Reminding the Congress leaders that Modi did not revoke Ram Mandir and Ayodhya issues during his poll campaign, he wanted the Congressmen to explain what were their achievements.

Noting that everyone knew how Congress leaders treated their own Prime Ministers P.V.Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh, the BJP leader said that Congressmen must understand that Modi is the first Prime Minister of the country from Backward Classes.

Continuing, his attack on former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, Vishwanath questioned whether Siddharamaiah who was the CM of the State for five years, has anything to show about, unlike Modi who propagated to the masses about the success of the Gujarat Model of Development.

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Claiming that he (Vishwanath) was the brain child of ‘Anna Bhagya’ scheme introduced by the previous Siddharamaih Government, Vishwanath maintained that it was he who brought Siddaramaiah to the Congress, when he was facing political uncertainty after being expelled by the JD(S).

But now, Siddharamaiah has developed the habit of ignoring all those who had helped him in his difficult times, he added.

‘Bombay Days’

Vishwanath further said that he is writing a book ‘Bombay Days’ wherein he has explained the circumstances under which 17 rebel Congress and JD(S) Legislators pulled down the Coalition Government headed by H.D. Kumaraswamy.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “‘Modi is the first PM from Backward classes’”

  1. Questo says:

    Devegowda?

  2. Hare Krishna!! says:

    YES, Deva Gowda, during his short tenure as the PM, packed many central institutions like the AICTE , his Gowda chelas, all Gowdas as Chairman and directors. The excuse has always been to provide opportunities for these backward well qualified men. They could have doctorates from any African universities, West Indies and from any where except the best Western institutions. On paper, they had very good CVs!
    Some one in the West asked why in India, communities agitate to be classified as backward? Why only in India , he asked. The answer was clear: 80-90% of reservations to medical college places are based on backward class membership, not merit, and similar reservations for jobs of all categories and promotions too. When challenged citing a brilliant student being denied admission because he was a forward class-which means only one community. the minister said, these backward class medical graduates after getting their degrees and training, will go back to serve their communities! That BS was proved to be untrue as soon after graduation and training they start applying to US and England to join their hospitals. This meant in England, rigorous entrance tests, mock hospital practical tests, which most of them found it difficult. Then they applied to go to US, appeared for their entrance exams , and when there was a dearth for ER ( emergency room) in hospitals for night coverage, they got in. Struggled to pass their board exams, but remained covering night admissions for years. So much for them serving their communities in India!!

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