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'If There Is Electricity In Ramzan, It Should Also Be There On Diwali', Says Modi In UP

Modi accused the SP of playing the politics of discrimination.

19/02/2017 5:58 PM IST | Updated 19/02/2017 7:01 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- While addressing an election rally in Fatehpur district on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party of playing politics over religion and caste.

"In Uttar Pradesh, everyone feels that they are being discriminated against and they are being denied their rights. Dalits complain that their share is given to the Other Backward Classes (OBC), who in turn point fingers towards Muslims and Yadavs, while Yadavs say that only the family people get the benefits," Modi said.

"If a village receives funds for a graveyard, then it should also get for cremation ground... If you provide uninterrupted power supply for Eid, then you should also do it for Holi," he said.

"If a graveyard is built in a village, so should there be a cremation ground. If there is electricity in Ramzan, it should also be there on Diwali; there should be no discrimination." -PM

Modi said that everyone benefitted from his flagship schemes irrespective of their caste and religion. He also raked up the issue of "migration for work", stressing that youths should get jobs in their own cities.

Modi added that no one in the state could get jobs without recommendations or paying bribes, and urged the people to elect the Bharatiya Janata Party to bring about change.

Fatehpur goes to polls on February 23 in the fourth phase of the UP Assembly elections.

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