In the midst of political exchanges over caste identity, BJP MP Harnath Yadav questioned Rahul and Sonia Gandhi’s caste and religion, responding to Rahul Gandhi’s recent remarks about PM Narendra Modi’s caste status. Yadav criticized the Congress, alleging it cannot accept PM Modi’s backward class background. He questioned Rahul Gandhi’s credibility, suggesting his actions may lead to the Congress party’s demise.
The controversy arose when Rahul Gandhi, during his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Odisha, implied PM Modi falsely claimed to belong to the backward class, drawing criticism from the BJP. PM Modi addressed the issue in Parliament, asserting his identity as the “biggest OBC” and accusing the Congress of hypocrisy regarding backward communities.
The exchange underscores ongoing political tension around caste dynamics in Indian politics. The BJP highlights PM Modi’s humble origins as a strength, portraying him as a leader who rose from a modest background. In contrast, the Congress’s response reflects broader concerns about the representation and empowerment of marginalized communities, particularly OBCs.
As India approaches critical elections, discussions around caste identity and social justice will remain central, shaping political narratives and strategies, influencing public discourse, and influencing voter perceptions.
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