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BJP stands in solidarity with every victim Muslim woman: PM Modi over hijab row

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Amid the ongoing election season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his support to the girl students of Karnataka who were barred from entering college premises due to their hijib, saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government stands with ‘Har Majloom (every victim Muslim woman)”.

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Addressing a public rally in Saharanpur, PM Modi said, “Our government stands with ‘Har Majloom (every victim Muslim woman)’. Those people (opposition parties) are trying to trick Muslim sisters to push them back in their lives.”

The Prime Minister said that the BJP government freed the Muslim sisters and daughters from the menace of triple talaq.

“Muslim sisters and daughters understand our clear intentions. We made them free of Triple Talaq, and gave them protection. When the BJP received support from the Muslim women, these vote-‘thekedaar (contractors)’ got restless, seeing that their daughters were chanting ‘Modi-Modi’… They’re trying to trick Muslim sisters again,” he added.

PM Modi said it was necessary in Uttar Pradesh to keep the state riot-free, keep women free from fear and send criminals to jail.

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He added that the BJP government is UP is very important in order to ensure small farmers keep on availing benefits of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana.

“The BJP government is needed so that money given under the PM Kisan Yojana keeps going into the bank accounts of small farmers,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister took a jibe at rivals on various issues including law and order situation in UP and fake promises made by opposition leaders. He asked te public whether chief minister Yogi Adityanath should send criminals and mafias to “mahal” (palace) instead of sending them to jails.

“Keep Uttar Pradesh riot-free, keep our sisters free from fear and send criminals to jail,” PM Modi said at the rally.

Hitting out at the opposition, PM Modi said that a whole ‘parivaar-vaad’ party is fake promising UP public. “Remember if someone promises big, they’re usually empty, irresponsible promises. They promised electricity but kept UP in dark and illuminated their residing district,” he said.

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During the rally, the Prime Minister – in an attempt to woo the farmers of Uttar Pradesh – also mentioned that the BJP government working on a permanent solution for sugarcane farmers.

“We’re working on a permanent solution for sugarcane farmers. To tackle ups and downs of the sugar market, sugarcane will also be used to produce ethanol. Rs 12,000 crore received from sugarcane-based ethanol, which is providing safety to sugarcane farmers,” PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister complimented voters for turning up in a large number in the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

“Some constituencies in western UP are voting for the 1st phase. I’m glad that on such winter mornings, people are going to vote in huge numbers. I appreciate all these voters. The BJP UP’s ‘ghoshna patra’ is a resolution for welfare,” said Prime Minister.

He also apologised to the people of western Uttar Pradesh for not meeting them physically before the assembly elections.

“I am sorry that I couldn’t meet the voters in the constituencies which are polling in the first phase. I virtually met them, but I am with you here in Saharanpur today to start a campaign for the second phase,” said PM Modi.

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