Dalits, tribals will become slaves again if Modi, Shah get third term: Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asks people of Maharashtra to vote for Congress to save the Constitution


Published May 12, 2024 | 8:12 PMUpdatedMay 12, 2024 | 8:13 PM

Mallikarjun Kharge on Modi's treatment of Dalits

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday, 12 May, asked people to vote for his party, claiming that a third term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah would mean that the poor, Dalits, and tribals would be “treated like slaves”.

Addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Dhule constituency, where the Congress has fielded former MLA Shobha Bachhav, Kharge appealed to voters to choose his party to save democracy and the Constitution.

“Before Independence, the poor, Dalits and tribals were treated like slaves. If you give a third term to Modi and Shah, the same situation will repeat. We will become slaves again,” he said.

Dhule in north Maharashtra will go to polls in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 20 where the BJP has nominated former Union minister Subhash Bhamre.

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Addressing the rally, the Congress chief said that if there is no Constitution, there will be no one to save people. Claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had said in 2015 that the Constitution should be changed, Kharge insisted that “You (people) vote for your own sake and your people. We need to save the Constitution. This election will shape the future of the country, thus it is an important election.”

Further speaking, the Congress leader from Karnataka accused PM Modi of “spreading lies”. Alleging that PM Narendra Modi did not keep his promise of bringing back black money from abroad, he added, “He claimed to provide two crore jobs every year but never did. Instead of increasing farmers’ income, as per his claims, his wrong policies increased the production cost for growers. That is why Modi should be removed from power.”

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