Those asking my caste certificate, my caste is Poverty: Narendra Modi
Addressing election rallies in Sonebhadra and nearby Ghazipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday came down heavily on the opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh for raising questions on his caste Alleging that Opposition in Uttar Pradesh is raising questions about his caste, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said, "Those asking for my caste certificate, my only caste is poverty."
They have started a new thing about my caste, he said, in an apparent reference to Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati's jibe that he is a Farzi backward - a fake OBC leader. He added that although he was born poor, he worked relentlessly to remove poverty. He further said that SP and BSP leaders gathered crores of rupees in the name of caste.
Later, alleging that some people were raising questions over terrorists being killed during polls, PM Narendra Modi asked if "his jawans" will have to take Election Commission's permission to kill terrorists. He added that since he came to power, regular terrorist "clean-ups" have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes after two terrorists were killed in J&K's Shopian on Sunday.