In an apparent jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he is afraid of contesting from Hindu dominated constituencies.
“Leaders of a party are now scared of contesting from constituencies dominated by majority (Hindu) population,” he told the cheering crowd at Wardha in Maharashtra.
Modi was talking about Rahul picking the second seat in Wayanad, Kerala which has 56% Muslim population, according to a report in Deccan Herald.
Congress has not responded to the allegations. However, people are responding on social media against the ‘communal’ comment of the PM.
Alt News founder Pratik Sinha tweeted: “Let the Prime Minister keep acting like the communal, hate-spewing bigot that he’s always been. Other parties should stick to people’s demands and how they’re going to address the aspirations of the youth of the country.”
“‘Rahul Gandhi didn’t dare to contest from a seat where ‘we’ are in a majority but where ‘we’ are in a minority!’: @narendramodi in Wardha speech. And ‘we’ thought our PM represents all of ‘us’ Indians, no? Back to ‘us’ vs ‘them’?” asked journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.