Rahul claims Modi not an OBC, BJP calls it ‘utterly baseless’

Amin also demanded an apology from Rahul and asserted that the decision to classify PM Modi’s caste as OBC and its subsequent notification by the Central government occurred before Modi held any significant political office.“Government of Gujarat, led by the Congress, notified Modi-Ghanchi as OBC in July 1994. The Central Government, following the recommendations of GoG, notified it as OBC on October 27, 1999, a full 2 years before PM Modi became the Chief Minister of Gujarat,” said Amin, adding that Rahul’s baseless allegations are disrespectful to the OBC communities.BJP leader Purnesh Modi accused Rahul of spreading misinformation on PM Modi’s caste, suggesting it stemmed from the Congress leader’s frustration. Purnesh Modi vehemently opposed Rahul’s remarks, asserting unity behind PM Modi’s inclusive vision.Meanwhile, the National Commission for Backward Classes said that it had suggested inclusion of Modh-Ghanchi caste in the ‘Central List’ of OBCs for Gujarat in an advice to the Union government dated November 15, 1997. Subsequently, a Gazette Notification to this effect was issued on October 27, 1999. The notification to include ‘Modh-Ghanchi’ in the OBC list was released by the Gujarat government on July 25, 1994.

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