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BJP chief J P Nadda: Oppn demands caste-based survey to divide society

BJP President Nadda accuses INDI alliance of divisive agenda

Bhopal, April 12 (IANS) BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda accused the INDI alliance of pushing for a caste-based survey to divide people on caste and creed lines. Addressing a rally in Chhindwara, he emphasized on PM Modi’s focus on GYAN – ‘gareeb’ (poor), ‘yuva’ (youth), ‘annadata’ (farmer) and ‘nari-shakti’ (women empowerment).

Nadda stated, “BJP wasn’t against the caste-based survey in the country, instead we stand with the proposal, but their (opposition’s) purpose is to divide the people, which the BJP won’t allow ever.” He highlighted a shift in India’s politics from caste, color, region, and religion-based to a more inclusive approach.

The BJP chief criticized the Congress for their politics of appeasement and urged the citizens of Chhindwara to elect BJP’s Vivek Banti Shahu as their Lok Sabha MP to end “parivarvad”. He also called out the trend of opposition parties fielding family members, specifically mentioning Nakul Nath.

Nadda’s remarks came during his addresses at public rallies in Sidhi and Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the first phase of polls on April 19. Along with Chhindwara, four other Lok Sabha seats in MP – Jabalpur, Mandla, Shahdol, and Balaghat – will also go to polls in the first phase.

The BJP president’s strong words against the INDI alliance’s alleged divisive agenda and appeal for a shift away from family-centered politics in the upcoming elections resonate the party’s stance on unity and development over divisive tactics.

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