A new Political dispute has arisen as the Congress party is making accusations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a recent event, Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi alleged that PM Modi had misled everyone by claiming himself from the OBC category.
After PM Narendra Modi slammed the Congress party for performing divided politics and fueling regional divides, now, Rahul Gandhi took a personal dig at PM Modi and stated that he is not from the OBC caste and belongs to a general category.
What has the Congress Party said against PM Modi?
Today, on Thursday, 8 February 2024, the Congress party leader, Rahul Gandhi who is on the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra spoke against PM Modi and accused him of lying about his caste. Rahul Gandhi addressed a public rally in Odisha and said that PM Narendra Modi was not born in the OBC category and was born in the Teli caste in Gujarat.
Rahul Gandi gave a lengthy speech on the final day of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and even said that the community was given the stage of OBC in the year 2000 by the BJP and he was born in the general caste. Gandhi said that Modiji had been misleading the people as he was born in the Ghanchi caste.
As per Rahul Gandhi Modiji is not OBC by birth and he changed his caste to OBC after becoming the CM of Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi made these statements in answer to PM Modi’s statement in the Rajya Sabha where he said that Congress Party has always been anti-Dalits. Referring to a letter written by Jawaharlal Nehru to Chief Ministers, PM Modi said that Nehru was against reservations for tribals and Dalits in government jobs.
Is PM Modi’s caste certificate fake?
This is not the first time that the Congress Party has raised questions about PM Modi’s caste. Earlier, in 2014, before Modi became the PM, the Congress Party made the same issues. It was then stated that Modh Ghnachi caste and that particular sub-caste stands included in the Gujarat Government list (25-B) of 146 castes of the Socially Educationally Backward Class and Other Backward Classes (OBC) list.
A survey in Gujarat was performed by the Mandal Commission which prepared a list of OBCs under Index 91(A) which included the Modh-Ghanchi caste and the notification to include this sub-caste into the OBC list was released by the Gujarat government in 1994 when the Congress Government was in force.
A BJP IT cell in-charge, Amit Malviya came in support of PM Modi and wrote on X that this is a Blatant lie, PM Narendra Modi’s caste was notified as an OBC in 1999, two years before he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He further stated that the entire Nehru-Gandhi family starting from Jawaharlal Nehru to Rahul Gandhi has been against OBCs.