Treat Muslims as your own, empower them: PM Modi

RSTV Bureau
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with BJP President Amit Shah during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode Photo-PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with BJP President Amit Shah during BJP’s National Council Meeting at Kozhikode
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Addressing BJP’s National Executive meet in Kozhikode on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need to empower the Muslim community India and not treat them as just vote bank.

Quoting his party’s ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya Prime Minister said ‘if equality has to be achieved among all then the people on top have to bend down and extend their support to those who are neglected’

“Don’t reward nor rebuke Muslims. Empower them. They are not items of vote market nor are they substance of hate. Treat them as your own, “said Prime Minister Modi

PM Narendra Modi at BJP National Executive Meet in Kozhikode Photo-PTI

PM Narendra Modi at BJP National Executive Meet in Kozhikode
Photo-PTI

Speaking about the BJP’s efforts at elevating the poor at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s centenary celebrations in Kozhikode, Modi said ‘BJP was formed for poor section of society and all our initiatives focus on downtrodden people only.”

Prime Minister also spoke of his party’s endeavours in dealing with climate change and said Paris climate deal made at COP21 will be ratified on October 2nd, birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Today people discuss about global warming, but Deendayal Upadhyaya ji back then used to say that we should respect our resources,” said Modi.

Stressing the need to improve the way elections are conducted in the country, Modi called for a discussion to bring in change in the procedure for elections.

“People should have faith in the political system,” he said.

Prime Minister arrived in Kozhikode on Sunday Morning and was received by Party State President at the national executive venue.

The next meeting of the BJP is scheduled to take place on January 7th and 8th in Delhi.