WATCH | "Modi Has Only One Caste - Poor": PM Narendra Modi Hits Out At The Opposition For Politicising His Caste

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Hitting out at the SP-BSP coalition for questioning his caste, PM Modi on Sunday, said that his caste was 'poor' as he had risen from poverty to serving in public office while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Hitting out at the SP-BSP coalition for questioning his caste, PM Modi on Sunday, said that his caste was 'poor' as he had risen from poverty to serving in public office while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.

"I have only one caste. Listen clearly all casteist politicians who have been looting the poor for seventy years, Modi has only one caste - 'poor'. I have only one identity - 'poor'. I have experienced poverty firsthand. I have risen from poverty with the blessings of the poor, I have got the opportunity to serve the poor." he declared.

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Slamming the Opposition for playing caste politics, he had clarified earlier in the rally that inspite of being born in the OBC, he worked continuously to take India forward.

"Nowadays these people have started asking my caste certificate. I never get involved in these caste politics and through your blessings, I never need to do such kind of politics. But as they are asking a certificate of my caste, I would like to say that by birth I belong to the OBC. Inspite of being born in OBC, I work tirelessly to take India forward," he said.

Comparing his term as Gujarat Chief Minister to the terms of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister put together, he said:

"I have been a Chief Minister for a long time more than the sum of the terms of the 'bua' and the 'babua'."

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Voting is currently underway in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.

The key battles in Uttar Pradesh are:

  • Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh)- Key contestants: Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' (BJP)
  • Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) -Key contestants: Maneka Gandhi (BJP), Sanjay Singh (Congress)
  • Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) - Key contestants: Rita Bahuguna Joshi (BJP), Rajendra Pratap Singh (SP), Yogesh Shukla (Congress)

BJP this time faces the combined force of SP-BSP coalition and the Congress in the race for Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats. While there were rumours of Congress UP (East) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may contest against PM Narendra Modi for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, hopes for that mega political battle were quashed when Congress announced Ajay Rai as its Varanasi candidate. Though Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi is fighting against BJP Union Minister Smriti Irani for the Amethi constituency on May 6, former UP Chief Minister and BSP Supremo, Mayawati is not contesting in this Lok Sabha season. Results of the Lok Sabha polls are scheduled on May 23.

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