Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday said that the former is just trying to create ‘polarisation’ by making such remarks.
“Muslim ruler ruled this country for 900 years, but they never showed discrimination between Holi, Diwali and Bakrid. Prime Minsietr just wants to create polarisation by making such statement,” said Azmi.
Azmi said that it doesn’t suit a Prime Minister to make such statements and said that the latter is just a sinking ship.
“It has been proved by the Congress and Samajwadi Party alliance that the secular votes will not be divided in the state. Soon, the way Prime Minister Modi was playing politics by gathering the small community votes is going to end,” he said.
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.