‘Now, Modi says he has no caste’
Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his stance on caste and his “origins as a chaiwala [tea seller]”, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday asked if the PM considered people a “bunch of idiots” who suffered from memory loss.
The former Finance Minister’s attack came a day after Mr. Modi said in Kannauj that he did not believe in the politics of caste. “Mr. Modi is the first person who became PM later who campaigned wearing his caste on his sleeve (2014): ‘I am an OBC’. Now, he says he has no caste!” Mr. Chidambaram tweeted.
At Saturday’s rally in Kannauj, Mr. Modi said: “Mayawatiji, I am most backward… I request with folded hands not to drag me into caste politics.”
Mr. Chidambaram said: “In 2014 and thereafter, he said repeatedly that he is proud that the people elected a chaiwala as PM. Now he says, he never mentioned his origins as a chaiwala! What does the PM take us for?”
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