Rajnath Singh, a Union minister, described former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh as his “role model” and stated the Jat community could no longer be angry with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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In poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the defence minister was speaking in Ghaziabad’s ModiNagar, an assembly segment with a sizable Jat population. In 2014, 2017, and 2019, the group endorsed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but distanced itself from it after the farm protests.
The Centre, in November last year, took back the contentious agricultural rules that were passed in September 2020.
“I’m the son of a farmer, and farmers aren’t all that different from us.” Due to our Prime Minister’s sensitivity, he chose to immediately revoke the three farm laws. When I first entered politics, former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh served as a role model for me. Jats are well-known to me, and they occupy a special place in my heart. We don’t irritate them in the least. Singh also assured to have more seats in 2022 elections than 2017.
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To BJP MP Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma’s remark that the party’s doors are always open for Rashtriya Lok Dal head Jayant Chaudhary, who is Charan Singh’s grandson, the minister responded: “I don’t want to remark on anyone in particular, but I can assure you that the BJP and its allies will win more seats than they won in 2017.” According to the minister, his party does not believe in caste politics.