Congress leader CP Joshi has hit out a classist slur at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader Uma Bharti while addressing a gathering on Thursday. Claiming that it is only the brahmins who are qualified to speak on the Hindu religion, Congress leader CP Joshi questioned how PM Modi and Uma Bharti are going on and on about Hinduism as they belong to different castes. His controversial remarks have been caught on a camera. While AwaazNation.com could not verify the authenticity of the video, multiple news channels cited the video and quoted Joshi as having made the comment.
In the last 50 years Brahmins have lost their mind- Says Joshi
People from (unclear) who are present here, does anyone know the caste of Uma Bharti? What is the caste of Ritambhara? In this country if there is anyone who knows about religion it is the Pandits. Intellectuals, Pandits & Brahmins. It is very weird that Uma Bharti who belongs to the lodi samaj is talking about Hindu religion. Sadhvi ji also belongs to a different religion and she’s talking about Hindu religion too. Narendra Modi belongs to some other religion and talks about Hinduism. This isn’t the brahmins’ job. Brahmin don’t understand this. In the last 50 years Brahmins have lost their mind.
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Shameful statement by Congress Leader CP Joshi. Implies what does a lower caste person like Modi know about Hinduism as only Brahmins are true custodians of Hinduism! #ShameCongressShame pic.twitter.com/OgXBCpGvfi
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 23, 2018
Earlier, Joshi had claimed that if there was anyone who could fulfil the promise of Ram Temple, it was a Congress Prime Minister. Rajasthan goes to polls on December 7.
Speaking to News18 Rajasthan, Joshi even invoked a controversial chapter from Congress’ past and said, “It was Rajiv Gandhi who opened the lock of the Babri Masjid premise and allowed religious rites inside the disputed structure. Only a Congress prime minister can get the temple built.”
Joshi, a prominent Brahmin face of the Congress is contesting the Assembly polls from Nathdwara, flayed the BJP for picking up the issue only in poll season for electoral gains.
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