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Congress never gave due share to backwards since Independence : Shah

Congress never gave due share to backwards since Independence : Shah

Patna, May 16 (UNI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday
alleged that the Congress had never given its due share to backwards since Independence.
Addressing a mammoth public meeting here in support of NDA candidate Devesh Chandra Thakur from Sitamarhi Lok Sabha seat, Shah said the Narendra Modi government not only gave them due respect but also expanded reservation facilities for them in educational institutions, apart from government services.

He said the Congress had never given its due share to backwards since Independence.
Kaka Kalekar Committee gave its report in 1955 with recommendations to provide reservation to backwards in government services but the then Congress government headed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had kept it in cold storage, he said.
Similarly, the Mandal Commission had given its report for reservation to backwards in government services during the regime of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi but again it was given same treatment as given to Kaka Kalekar Committee report in 1955 , he added.
" When debate was held in Lok Sabha for implementation of Mandal Commission recommendation, Rajiv Gandhi, father of Rahul Gandhi had strongly opposed it in House for more than two hours, " Shah also a senior BJP leader, said adding that Narendra Modi government had given reservation to backwards in all educational institutions being run by Central government.
Backward Commission was given the statuary
status by Narendra Modi government which was being denied by Congress since long, he pointed out.
BJP leader said RJD chief Lalu Prasad had never thought of felicitating great social leader Karpoori Thakur with Bharat Ratna.
Prasad was an influential Minister during Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for five years since 2004 and RJD was also in power in Bihar for 15 years since 1990 but never bothered for honouring Karpoori Thakur, he added.
" It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had honoured Karpoori Thakur with Bharat Ratna award this year", Shah said adding Lalu was sitting in the lap of same Congress which denied its rights to backwards. RJD leader never thought of protecting interests of poor and deprived and rather he took special care in promoting his own family members, he alleged.
" Lalu is making all efforts to ensure that his son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav could become Chief Minister of Bihar",
BJP leader said adding that Lalu had been promoting his one daughter after the other in politics.
His two sons were already in politics, he stressed.
Shah said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi did not stop in playing the political game even during the Corona pandemic.
When Narendra Modi government had decided to for massive vaccination drive across the country to save millions of lives during pandemic, Gandhi had questioned the efficiency and efficacy of vaccine, he lamented.
He said both Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi got vaccinated silently in night but both
leaders continued to mislead the people.
It was highly irresponsible behaviour of Gandhis during Corona pandemic , he remarked.

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