PM Modi puts Muslims, illegal migrants & ‘people with more kids’ in one box

PM Modi’s remarks on Sunday were reminiscent of his “can be identified by their clothes” barb at anti-CAA protestors in 2019.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 22, 2024 | 7:05 AMUpdatedApr 22, 2024 | 7:05 AM

PM Modi speeks at an election rally in Rajasthan on Sunday, 21 April, 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi put Indian Muslims, illegal migrants, and “people with more kids” in one box while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan. Modi claimed — erroneously — that his preceding UPA government had said that “Muslims had the first claim to India’s resources”. His remarks seemed like a dog whistle with communal undertones that were on-brand for BJP’s Hindutva narrative.

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