27 Jun 2023

Bhopal: Will PM Modi Will Be Able To Win Over Pasmanda Muslims Amidst Talks Of Uniform Civil Code?


Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided it would not adopt the path of appeasement and vote bank politics.

At the same time Modi advocated for Pasmanda Muslims in the capital Bhopal. Addressing the BJP workers in the 'Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot' programme on Tuesday, he said that people are being instigated in the name of Uniform Civil Code.

He said a nation will not be able to run with two laws. The Constitution of India also talks about equal rights of the citizens. Vote bank politics is happening. Pasmanda Muslims are falling prey to politics. Some people do politics of appeasement and break the country. BJP cadre should go and explain to the Muslims.

"The policy of appeasement practised by some is "disastrous" for the country," Modi said during his visit to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, where the Assembly polls are due this year-end.

"Even the Supreme Court has advocated for the Uniform Civil Code, but those practising vote bank politics are opposing it," he said addressing BJP workers.

However, while pitching for Uniform Civil Code, Modi also tried to woo Pasmanda Muslims.

BJP learnt a lesson in Karnataka

Political experts believe that the Bharatiya Janata Party tried to polarize voters in the name of Bajrangbali in the Karnataka assembly elections, but this formula had failed. For this reason, now BJP does not want to take any risk in the assembly elections going to be held in other states. Therefore the party wants to win over Pasmanda Muslims and stay away from politics of polarization.

Modi has already raised issue of Pasmanda Muslim

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also raised the issue of Pasmanda Muslims in the BJP National Executive meeting held in Delhi. Addressing the workers in the meeting, PM Modi had said that they should not make wrong statements about the Muslim community. Party workers should meet the Pasmanda Muslim community. Meet all sections of the society. Whether they vote for BJP or not, Modi had said.

BJP wants to give a big blow to opponents

As some Muslims are coming closer to BJP, other political parties who do the politics of secularism are likely to lose sleep. Parties like SP and BSP in UP, Congress in Maharashtra, Congress and NCP in Gujarat may suffer a major setback due to BJP's strategy. The benefits of increasing access among minorities are clear. The results of the election will reveal the real hold of the BJP among the minorities.

Muslims raised slogans in support of BJP

Last year, the BJP took out a rally of Pasmanda Muslims in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. A large crowd was present in this rally; Muslims raised slogans of Zindabad for Yogi Adityanath and Narendra Modi. After this it became clear that the BJP has started uniting the Pasmanda Muslims and its results are also visible. 


BJP has been saying that their governments never formulate schemes on the basis of any caste and religion. Minorities have got more benefit of these schemes.

Who are Pasmanda Muslims?


‘Pasmanda’, a Persian word, means the ‘ones left behind’, and is used to describe depressed classes among the Muslims, while underlining their deliberate or conscious exclusion. Pasmanda has become an umbrella identity used by backward, Dalit, and tribal Muslims to push back against caste-based discrimination against them within the community.

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