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Business News/ News / India/  'Whoever changes Constitution, poor and Dalits will take their eyes out': Lalu Prasad Yadav warns BJP

'Whoever changes Constitution, poor and Dalits will take their eyes out': Lalu Prasad Yadav warns BJP

RJD leader Lalu Yadav slams BJP and Modi, alleging plans to change Constitution for dictatorship, cautions against backlash from poor and Dalits.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav from the party's 'Jan Vishwas Maha Rally' (File photo) (ANI)Premium
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav from the party's 'Jan Vishwas Maha Rally' (File photo) (ANI)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing the saffron party of planning to change the Constitution of India.

The former Bihar CM asserted that the BJP is apprehensive of losing and is resorting to demoralization tactics by claiming "400 plus" seats. He warned against any attempt to change the constitution, crafted by Dr. BR Ambedkar, emphasizing that it safeguards the rights of the underprivileged. 

In an interview with newswire ANI, Yadav said the BJP leaders are saying they will change the constitution. "Whoever tries to change it, the poor, Dalits and the backwards of the country will take their eyes out." 

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The RJD leader said that the BJP wants to bring "dictatorship" into the country, and that's why they would change the Constitution. 

Yadav cautioned that such actions would be vehemently opposed by the people, citing past instances like Mohan Bhagwat's reservation remarks as a testament to public resistance. “BJP and Narendra Modi must remember that earlier, Mohan Bhagwat talked about reviewing the reservation, and the people of the country replied to his intention," Lalu Yadav said.

Opposition has struck a similar tone against the BJP, claiming that the saffron party was trying to change the Constitution.

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Meanwhile, the Congress party has termed BJP's Lok Sabha poll manifesto "Sanvidhan Badlo Patra".

The BJP released its Lok Sabha poll manifesto - 'Sankalp Patra'- on Sunday, prioritizing development and welfare while shunning populist measures and contentious issues like the NRC.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said youngsters are demanding jobs and the prices of food items have skyrocketed, but the BJP's manifesto says nothing on these issues. 

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Commenting on the saffron party's manifesto, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "Two words are missing from the BJP's manifesto and Narendra Modi's speech -- inflation and unemployment."

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Notably, the INDIA bloc leaders have been insisting that using agencies like Enforcement Directorate and CBI, the Modi government is stifling the voices and opinions of the Opposition and turning democracy into a dictatorship.

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Published: 15 Apr 2024, 12:22 PM IST
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