PM Modi launches frontal attack on SP, BSP at Maghar
Lucknow: Launching a frontal attack on the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said its leaders were only concerned with their plush bungalows and promoting their relatives to amass properties.
Virtually launching the election campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Maghar, the ‘nirvan sthali” of the 15th-century Bhakti poet Sant Kabir, Modi interspersed his 35-minute speech with Kabir’s dohas highlighting his worldview of universal love and against caste and religious-based discrimination. The town located in Sant Kabir Nagar is 243 km from Lucknow.
PM Modi said Maghar had become a symbol of the values by which Kabir lived. “Living his entire life in Varanasi as a Ram bhakt, he came to Maghar to challenge the myth that if one dies in Varanasi one goes to heaven,” the Prime Minister said.
“Do those who speak of Samajwad and Bahujan live by values? On 43th anniversary of Emergency, we see that those who opposed it and those who imposed it are together to acquire power and promote their families and it fortunes. They speak of Dalits but want to live in bungalows of crores of rupees”, said Modi.