Muslims are not 'article' of vote market, says PM Modi
Kozhikode: Stressing the need of empowering Muslims community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Muslims should be treated as own people instead of being made subject of reward or rebuke.
He also said that deteriorating standards of politics are dangerous for the Indian democracy.
While speaking at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebration at Kozhikode, PM Modi said:
- Standards of politics came down considerably after independence which is very dangerous for the democracy.
- As ideals are still alive, hopes are also.
- Bharatiya Janata Party never compromised with its ideals.
- Other parties might have good people but have more good people than them. All our senior leaders made us what we are today.
- India, a nation full of young people, should have youthful dreams and move at a youthful pace.
- Dreams and determination of young country should also be young.
- Our government is committed to the welfare of the last person in the society.
- No insult should be meted out to Muslims. They should be treated as own people.
- Don’t reward Muslims, don’t rebuke Muslims, empower them. Think of them as your own.
- Pt. Deendayal had said Muslims should not be treated as "substance of vote market.
- BJP’s character based on principles of welfare of people. Serving people is serving god. 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' is our commitment.
- Today people discuss about Global warming, but Deendayal Upadhyaya ji back then used to say that we should respect our resources.
- Our effort is that we continue on the path of balanced growth.
- India's politics is attached to its roots; Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay gave us this mantra.
- Our party was formed for poor section of society. Initiatives are focusing on down trodden only.
- We have to empower people and raise them from poverty.
- There should be improvement and reform in the Election process in our country. Development is a solution to all problems.