The Kerala Jamaath Council has called to observe ‘mourning on Narendra Modi government’s oath day. The Kerala Muslim Jamaath Council on Monday said that the May 30 — when Narendra Modi will take oath as the prime minister for his second tenure — will be marked as a “black day” across the state, only to retract its statement later in the day.
Jamaath Council president M Pookunju had said that the body has decided to call for a state of mourning on the day when Modi takes oath to become the prime minister of the country. Pooknuju further said that the Muslims of the state are now in danger and their security is in question.
However, when his remarks kicked up a major storm, Pooknuju retracted his statement and told Times Now that the council has only passed a resolution to offer prayers every day during the holy month of Ramadan.
This comes after PM Modi told the newly elected MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament to work especially for those who haven’t voted for them – an apparent reference to country’s minority.
PM Modi further said that the minorities have been cheated by the Opposition for generations and now it is time to win them over. Terming the disenchantment of minorities with the NDA, PM Modi said that it’s time to dissolve the deception and imaginary fear in which they live.
Notably, PM Modi also modified BJP’s slogan of “sabka saath, sabka vikas” to “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas”.
Congress Worst Defeat
The Congress has suffered a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In first back-to-back majority in the Lok Sabha polls for a single party in over three decades, the Modi-led BJP won 303 seats out of 542 in the Lok Sabha polls, handing out a crushing defeat to the Congress and many other political opponents.
Congress, which had managed to recover some ground in assembly elections after facing a rout in 2014, has once again failed to reassert itself as a national party.
In 2019, the Congress failed to capture the voters’ confidence despite promising several new schemes such as NYAY and an end to the “politics of hate”. The 52-seat Congress tally is in itself embarrassing for the national party, given the fact that it will now not be able to elect a Leader of Opposition.