Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Muslims has given a perfect example of PM Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ call.
A large portion of the rally site belongs to Muslims hailing from the minority-dominated Chunati Gada village.
The 8-bigha land reserved for madrassa has been left vacant for the PM Modi who will address a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur to mark the second anniversary of the government.
The land being used presently by a Muslim tenant Raees who harvested his sugarcane yield before time on the 8-bigha land to allow BJP to make use of the land for the rally, as per Times of India reports.
Like Raees, Munawar too has given 12-bigha land for construction of a temporary helipad for the PM’s copter next to the rally ground.
Though Muslims in the area don’t particularly support the BJP but have agreed to host Modi’s rally on their lands.
They are excited to have the PM in their area. “He is our Prime Minister. And we are happy that our PM is going to arrive on our land. “It’s an honour for villagers of Chinheti Garda,” said Munawar Ali, a resident.
Echoing the sentiments of the residents, village pradhan Raheema’s husband Mohammad Farhad admitted there might be ideological differences with the party and Modi, but this is about the country’s PM.
“Desh ka raja hamaare gaaon aa raha hai…uske swagat ke liye hum apni zameen bhi nahin khaali karenge (the king of the nation is coming to our village…are we not going to vacate our land for his welcome),” said Farhad.
“The district magistrate has assured some of the villagers compensation if there is any crop loss, but they have refused the same” said Farhad.
Like Munawwar and Raees, there are over 24 Muslims who have whole-kindheartedly given their land for preparation of the rally.
“It’s a perfect example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ call,” said BJP spokesman Dr Chandramohan.