Cong govt in Gujarat included PM Modi’s caste in OBC list in 1994: Amit Shah


PTI, Feb 10, 2024, 2:30 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said it is very unfortunate that there is a debate on the caste of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has a habit of telling lies publicly and repeating those thereafter.

Shah also said it was a Congress government in Gujarat that included Modi’s caste in the list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in 1994 and the Centre included the prime minister’s caste in its OBC list in 2000.

“Modi’s caste was listed in Gujarat as OBC on July 25, 1994. At that time, the chief minister of Gujarat was Chhabildas Mehta and the party in power was the Congress. Till that time, Modi had not contested a single election. He used to work for the organisation only. The question of his caste did not come at all.

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