PM Modi Charges Rahul Gandhi And Akhilesh Yadav Of Undermining Faith In Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi accuses Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi of attacking faith, citing UP's rejected alliance and controversies over temples.

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Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi have come under fire from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who claims that they are destroying integrity and faith in Uttar Pradesh. While the Lok Sabha elections were in progress, Modi spoke at a rally in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, denouncing the coalition of Yadav’s Samajwadi Party and Gandhi’s Congress as a botched “film starring two princes.” This article explores the political dynamics in UP as well as Modi’s comments.

Allegations Made by PM Modi:

At his rally in Amroha, Modi unleashed a tirade on the opposition, singling out Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi in particular, portraying them as symbols of appeasement, nepotism, and corruption. Alleging that their campaign is riddled with assaults on traditional values and patriotism, Modi alleged that the coalition between the Samajwadi Party and Congress signifies an assault on faith. Citing incidents in which he said the Congress candidate found it difficult to shout “Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” he intensified his charges of disregard for patriotic sentiment.

Disputes Around the Ram Temple:

Modi also took the opportunity to attack the Congress and Samajwadi Party for not showing up for the January Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Modi berated them for turning down the invitation to the event, describing it as a calculated slight to the Hindu community and accusing them of offending Hindu feelings. He emphasized their alleged denigration of the Sanatana faith and the Ram Mandir, portraying them as hostile to Hindu followers.

Contextual Politics:

Intense rivalry between the ruling BJP and opposition parties, most notably the Samajwadi Party and Congress coalition, has characterized the political environment in Uttar Pradesh. In the 2017 Lok Sabha elections, which Modi mentioned, the BJP won with a sizable majority in spite of their combined efforts. The following nomination of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister highlighted the BJP’s hegemony in the state.

Prognosis for the Election:

Despite Modi’s criticism, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi have expressed optimism about the future of their coalition. They predicted a drop in the number of seats won by the BJP in a recent joint press conference where they expressed optimism about their performance in the Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi highlighted the strength of their partnership in Uttar Pradesh and referenced reports indicating a strengthening of their standing across states. Despite this, the BJP is still strong because of Modi’s support and its internal structures.

The heated discourse between Prime Minister Modi and the Akhilesh Yadav-Rahul Gandhi combination highlights the significance of the current Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Modi’s charges of nepotism and attacks based on religion energize the BJP base, while Yadav and Gandhi try to mobilize opposition to the BJP’s alleged dictatorship. With political tensions at an all-time high, the results of the UP elections will have a significant impact on the political climate in India.


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