Modi hails Bharathi, says Oppn talking Pak’s language on CAB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed legendary poet Subramania Bharathi on his birth anniversary today.

“Remembering the great Subramania Bharathi on his Jayanti. Respectfuly known as ‘Mahakavi Bharathiar’, he is a symbol of patriotism, social reform, poetic genius and indomitable sprit of freedom and fearlessness. His thoughts and works continue to motivate us all,” the PM said in a tweet.

He added: “Subramania Bharathi believed in justice and equality above everything else. He once said, “If even one single man suffers from starvation, we will destroy the entire world.” This sums up his vision towards alleviating human suffering and furthering empowerment.”

Greeting former President Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday today, Modi tweeted: “Birthday greetings to our remarkable former President and statesman, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He has served India with diligence and determination. He is widely admired across the spectrum for his intellect, wit and razor-sharp memory. Praying for his long life.”

Meanwhile, Modi today accused the opposition of speaking Pakistan’s language on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and asserted that the legislation will be written in “golden letters” in history.

Speaking at BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi likened the bill to the government’s decision to nullify Article 370 and said it will provide permanent relief to minorities of neighbouring countries who arrived in India fleeing religious persecution.

He also asked party MPs to gather feedback from all sections of society — from farmers to the poor and industrialists — on the coming Union budget and share the inputs with the Finance Minister.