Reach out to deprived and weaker sections among minorities as well: Modi to BJP workers

PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: 03-07-2022 21:00 IST | Created: 03-07-2022 21:00 IST
Reach out to deprived and weaker sections among minorities as well: Modi to BJP workers
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Underlining the BJP's motto of ''sabka saath, sabka vikas'', Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested at the party's national executive meeting here that party workers should reach out to deprived and downtrodden sections among the minorities too, party sources said on Sunday.

He made the suggestion in his intervention during a presentation by the party unit in Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP recently won Lok Sabha bypolls in Rampur and Azamgarh, the two bastions of the Samajwadi Party having substantial Muslim populations.

There have been several experiments in Indian politics with social equations among Hindus and attempts should be made to reach out to socially backwards minorities such as Pasmanda Muslims, sources quoted Modi as having told the meeting.

Leaders of Pasmanda Muslims have often lamented that despite they being the numerical majority, a tiny elite section of the minority community remained in the leadership position and cornered most political benefits.

Modi emphasised that BJP workers should reach out to not only weaker sections among Hindus but those among minorities as well and help them reap benefits of various schemes of his government meant for welfare of all sections of society.

At a meeting of BJP office-bearers last year, Modi had made a similar suggestion.

He had then said the party should try to reach out to Christians in Kerala to further strengthen its base there.

Party insiders say that the BJP is working on expanding its base and therefore efforts are being made to reach out to backward communities among the minorities.

The two-day national executive meeting, which concluded on Sunday, saw the BJP taking stock of its organisational activities and lauding the Modi government over its economic policies and overall governance.

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