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PM Modi dividing nation for sake of retaining power: Lalu Yadav

Lucknow: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to divide the nation on the basis of caste, creed and race, with the sole intention to remain in power.

“From the time the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election was announced, the Prime Minister is trying to divide the society on the basis of their race, caste, creed and colour.” Lalu told ANI.

Earlier on Sunday, while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur, Prime Minister Modi said, “In a village, if a cemetery can be constructed, so should a cremation ground. If electricity is supplied during Ramzan, so electricity should also be supplied during Diwali as well. There should not be any discrimination on the basis of religion and caste.”

The Prime Minister also said the ‘exile of development’ must end in Uttar Pradesh, while appealing the people to cast their vote for a government which ensures safety in the state.

“Vikas ka vanvaas’ in Uttar Pradesh must end now. The country is moving ahead at fast pace and so must Uttar Pradesh,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Congress Party has decided to move to the Election Commission of India (ECI). (ANI)