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It's strength of Babasaheb's Constitution that a chaiwala is PM: Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Aligarh 

Sunday said it is due to the strength of Bhimrao Ambedkar's Constitution that a man from a deprived and exploited class is president, a man from a farmer's family is vice and a 'chaiwala' is the PM.

also attacked the opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh, asking how those not fighting all the Lok Sabha seats in the state can give a

"It is the strength of Babasaheb's Constitution that a gentleman hailing from deprived and exploited class has become the (Ram Nath Kovind), while the ( M Venkaiah Naidu) is from a farmer's family," he said at a rally in district, on birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, the of the Constitution.

"Thanks to Babasaheb's Constitution, a 'chaiwala' (tea-seller) is holding the prime minister's post," said.

In an apparent jibe at the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Modi asked, "Those who are not contesting on all 40 Lok Sabha seats (in the state), can they give a "

In Uttar Pradesh, the Mayawati-led is contesting 38 Lok Sabha seats, while the Akhilesh Yadav-led has fielded candidates from 37 parliamentary constituencies.

There are three Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidates in the poll fray from the state.

The alliance has left two seats of and Amethi for the

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 16:51 IST