Constitution does not provide for reservations based on Religion: PM Modi

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While Addressing the 6th Edition of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) via video message on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Dr Br Ambedkar’s vision 

The Prime Minister of India has highlighted the problematic idea of religion based reservations, while harping upon the vision of Dr Ambedkar for India’s Constitution.

He pointed out that the Constitution did not permit religious reservations but the Indian National Congress (INC) plans to implement this strategy while cutting the reservations allocated to SC’s, ST’s and OBC’s.

“Today, such a truth of Congress has come out that stunned the countrymen. Our constitution clearly prohibits reservation based on religion. BR Ambedkar himself was against this but Congress has taken a dangerous resolution and to complete this they are continuously trying to fool people and play their own game,” the PM said.
Prime Minister Modi highlighted that the Congress had given reservations in Andhra Pradesh based on religion in 2004.
“In their manifesto for the 2009 and 2014 elections, they have promised religion-based reservations. Congress is preparing to cut the quota of SC, ST and OBC and to implement reservations based on religion," he said.

The Prime Minister further added that the Congress had no understanding of the Idea of India as envisaged by India’s constitutional forefathers and would snatch away its core values.

India is currently in election mode with the Lok Sabha elections 2024 going on in full swing.