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If you get poll majority, who'll be your Prime Minister? Amit Shah hits out at INDIA bloc

Siddharthnagar: Sharpening his attack on the opposition's INDIA bloc, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday questioned the alliance's choice for Prime Minister if they succeed in getting a majority in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing a public meeting in Domariaganj Lok Sabha constituency today, Shah said, "This opposition has moved ahead by forming a 'Ghamandiya' alliance. Today I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, if you get the majority then who will be your Prime Minister? Can Sharad Pawar, Lalu Yadav, or Uddhav Thackeray become the PM? Can Rahul Gandhi become the PM?"
"When a journalist asked them who would be their Prime Minister, one of their leaders said that they would become Prime Minister in turns for five years. Rahul Baba, this is not a grocery store, it is a great country of 140 crore people," the Home Minister said.
Reiterating that there could be no reservation based on religion, the Union Home Minister said that the INDIA Alliance intends to rob the reservation of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe, and Other Backward Castes.
"The Indi Alliance intends to rob the reservation of SC-ST-OBC. A decision from the Bengal High Court has come just yesterday. The Bengal government had included 180 Muslim castes in the OBC list and gave the reservation rights of our backward classes to the Muslims. Our Constitution does not provide reservations based on religion. Therefore, yesterday, the High Court rejected all the OBC reservations given to Muslim castes by the Bengal government between 2010 and 2024," he said.
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday canceled all OBC certificates issued in West Bengal after 2010. The court has directed the West Bengal Backward Classes Commission to prepare a new list of OBCs in accordance with the 1993 Act. Those on the OBC list before 2010 will remain. However, all OBC nominations after 2010 were cancelled.
Hitting out at the opposition over their remark that India should "respect" Pakistan because it has an "atom bomb", Shah said the PoK belongs to India and the nation will take it back.
"Congress leaders say to respect Pakistan, they have the atom bomb. Rahul Baba, we BJP people are not going to be scared of the atomic bomb. PoK belongs to India and we will take it back," he said.
"The country's problems are not solved by atom bombs. The problems of the country are solved by the strong intentions of the leader like an atom bomb, which Modi ji has," the Home Minister said.
He further targeted Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and said that the latter would not even win four seats in the Lok Sabha polls.
"Voting for five phases has been completed. Modi ji has crossed 310 seats in five phases. While the INDI Alliance has been wiped out. This time Congress is not going to cross even 40 and Akhilesh ji is not going to get even four seats," Shah said.
The date of voting for the Domariyaganj Lok Sabha Constituency Election 2024 is May 25 in the sixth phase of the general elections.
Jagdambika Pal has been fielded by the BJP in Domariyaganj whereas Bhishma Shankar Tiwari is the candidate of the INDIA bloc.
The BJP is contesting the elections in Uttar Pradesh in alliance with the local parties while Congress and Samajwadi Party are united in the fight as part of the INDIA bloc and BSP is going solo in the elections.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the winner by securing the majority of seats available. Of 80 seats, the BJP won 62, followed by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with 10 seats, the Samajwadi Party (SP) with five seats, and the Apna Dal with two seats.
Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls 2024 will be held on June 4.

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