Constitution is Gita, Bible, Quran for govt, even Ambedkar won't be able to abolish it now: Modi

'INDIA alliance is telling lies in the name of the Constitution'


Countering the opposition's allegation that the BJP was out to destroy the Constitution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said his government reveres it and even Babasaheb Ambedkar would not be able to abolish it now.

Addressing an election rally in Rajasthan's Barmer, Modi alleged that the Congress was standing with anti-national forces and accused the opposition INDIA bloc of "trying to weaken" the country.

"The Congress, which discriminated against SCs, STs and OBCs for decades, made Babasaheb lose elections, did not give him Bharat Ratna, and tried to abolish the Constitution by imposing emergency in the country, is today taking cover of the Constitution to abuse Modi," he said.

"The INDIA alliance is telling lies in the name of the Constitution," he added.

Modi said his government came up with the idea of celebrating Constitution Day, which was opposed by the Congress, and he also developed the 'Panchtirthas' associated with Ambedkar.

He said the people are talking about the BJP winning 400 seats this time because the Congress has continuously tried to stop him from doing good work in the last 10 years. "Hence the country wants to punish you (Congress) and has made up its mind to clean you up," he said.

"As far as the Constitution is concerned, even if Babasaheb Ambedkar himself comes, he cannot abolish it. The Constitution is Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bible and Quran for the government. For us, the Constitution is everything," Modi said.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had last month alleged that the "ultimate goal of Narendra Modi and the BJP is to destroy Babasaheb's Constitution" after BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde's statement that the party needs a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution.

The BJP had played down the remarks by Hegde, saying they were his "personal opinion."

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