New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during a rally in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, congratulated the Hati community for getting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended the community’s struggle of 55 years for Tribal status. Shah said that the prime minister has a special attachment to the people of the state, according to ANI.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended the Hati community’s struggle of 55 years for Tribal status. He understands their pain and he proudly says ‘Himachal is mine’ as he has an attachment to the people of the state”, Shah said.
Attacking the Congress party the home minister said, that the party will conspire to instigate Dalits and people from scheduled castes saying that their rights will be taken. He said that wouldn’t be the case because he has to protect all the Dalit society.
“Congress cannot sit in peace without creating enmity among the people. Congress’s job is to create quarrels between people and to ignite fires. But PM Modi works for development. Now if the Hati community has been given tribal status, then they conspire to instigate Dalits and people from scheduled castes that their rights will be gone. But there is no need to be afraid, I have protected all Dalit society”, ANI quoted Shah.
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Ahead of the polls, during the public rally in Sirmaur, Shah launched the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election campaign song ‘Himachal Ki Pukaar Phir BJP sarkar’.
Addressing the rally, Shah said, “Himachal Pradesh is going to set a new custom that is ‘ek baar BJP, baar baar BJP’. In Uttarakhand, Congressmen used to talk about the change of rule in alternative terms. But such customs were not followed and the BJP government was formed with a two-thirds majority.”
The chief minister Jairam Thakur and several other state leaders were present at the rally as well.
Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on November 12 to elect its next government and the results will be declared on December 8, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Friday. The term of the Himachal House will end on January 8, 2023.