[The "violence" that Modi refers to is the violence during, and also 
following, the Bharat Bandh on April 2 last to protest against the 
defanging of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court and the Government role in 
it called by a myriad Dalit organisations (ref.: 'The WhatsApp wires: How 
Dalits organised the Bharat Bandh without a central leadership' at <
https://scroll.in/article/874714/the-whatsapp-wires-how-dalits-organised-the-bharat-bandh-without-a-central-leadership
>).

Reportedly, the supporters, the opponents (ref.: 'SC/ST Act: BJP worker 
Raja Chauhan booked for firing during Bharat Bandh protests in Gwalior' at <
http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/scst-act-bjp-worker-raja-chauhan-booked-for-firing-during-bharat-bandh-protests-in-gwalior-bharatiya-janata-party-madhya-pradesh/213651>
 
and 'Houses of (Congress) MLA, ex-MLA, both Dalits, set afire in Rajasthan; 
death toll rises to 11' at <
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/day-after-dalit-protests-death-toll-rises-to-11-counter-violence-in-rajasthan/article23426285.ece>),
 
and the state - all were involved. 
His reference to his "backward caste" origin is just laughable, given the 
specific context.

As regards a "poor mother's son", this is a "son" who just loves to show 
off his Rs. 10 lakh suit, with his name written all over with gold threads, 
in the company of a foreign leader from a far richer, in fact the richest, 
nation and considerably more modestly attired.

《Targeting rivals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said their 
opposition to him is turning "increasingly violent" due to the fact that 
people born in backward castes are in the country's top positions and also 
because of their discomfort with the BJP's rising strength.
His remarks at an interaction with party leaders on its 38th foundation day 
came against the backdrop of violent protests during a 'Bharat bandh' this 
week, which had left at least 11 people dead.
Modi, who comes from Other Backward Classes (OBC), also invoked his humble 
background and said his rivals were unable to digest that a "son of a poor 
mother" had become prime minister.》]

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/rivals-opposition-to-me-turning-increasingly-violent-pm-modi/articleshow/63646051.cms

Rivals' opposition to me turning increasingly violent: PM Modi

PTI | 

Updated: Apr 6, 2018, 21:34 IST

HIGHLIGHTS
PM Modi remarks came against the backdrop of violent protests during a 
'Bharat bandh' this week, which had left at least 11 people dead
The Prime Minister said his rivals were unable to digest that a "son of a 
poor mother" had become prime minister
BJP workers should work for everybody's benefits, he said

File photoRivals' opposition to me turning increasingly violent: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Targeting rivals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said 
their opposition to him is turning "increasingly violent" due to the fact 
that people born in backward castes are in the country's top positions and 
also because of their discomfort with the BJP's rising strength.

His remarks at an interaction with party leaders on its 38th foundation day 
came against the backdrop of violent protests during a 'Bharat bandh' this 
week, which had left at least 11 people dead.

Modi, who comes from Other Backward Classes (OBC), also invoked his humble 
background and said his rivals were unable to digest that a "son of a poor 
mother" had become prime minister.

While the ruling alliance led by the BJP is known for its "win after win", 
the Congress-led opposition's agenda was "remove Modi, snatch his chair" 
and its identity is "lie after lie".
"You would have seen that the opposition (to Modi government) is becoming 
more intense and angrier. It is being seen now that it is turning more 
violent as well. The reason is not that we have made any mistake. The only 
reason is that our rivals are unable to digest the BJP's rising strength," 
he said.

Attacking his rivals, he continued, "They are unable to accept that the son 
of a poor mother can become prime minister. They are unable to accept that 
people born in backward castes can also occupy top positions in the 
country."

The BJP, which was long considered a 'Brahmin-Baniya' party, made a Dalit 
India's president when it got its first chance to elect a person of its 
choice for the top constitutional position.

Its rivals are unable to reconcile to the fact that the BJP has become a 
party of the poor and has highest numbers of MPs and MLAs from scheduled 
castes and tribes, he said.
"It is due to this that an atmosphere of violent opposition against the BJP 
is being created," he said and asked party workers not to fall in the 
opposition's trap of divisive agenda.
Without losing their patience and decorum, they should redouble their 
efforts to build a 'New India' by 2022, he said.

Modi has spoken about his vision of a "new India' that will provide all 
families a home and which will be without casteism and communalism.

BJP workers should work for everybody's benefits, he said.

Asking them to use technology to spread their message, he said that in the 
current age of social media if they are not active, then they would cede 
the space to anti-national and anti-social elements.

It is their national due to not cede this space, he said, asking them to 
put out true and correct information.

Speaking on the growth of the BJP since it was founded in 1980 by leaders 
of erstwhile Jana Sangh, which had merged with other opposition parties to 
form Janata Party in 1977 to challenge the then ruling Congress, the prime 
minister said it was the only party run democratically.

It is not run on caste and family lines, and has a tradition of taking 
everyone along, he said.

Taking a dig at the Opposition, he said those not having democracy within 
their organisation are unlikely to be committed much to the nation's 
democracy. 

BJP leaders were almost forced out in 1977 and it was a case of political 
untouchability, he said.

People can now see where those are who practised this untouchability and 
those who were its victims, he said in a reference to the party's rise and 
the fall of socialist parties and the Congress.

TOP COMMENT
Irrespective of what opposition and corrupt leaders say. Indian public will 
always support Modi.
Unbreakable Indian

Modi made the speech through his app and also took some questions from 
party's office bearers. He interacted with workers of five Lok Sabha 
constituencies and all 734 district presidents of the party via video 
conference.

He said he had recently told BJP MPs that he will interact with workers of 
those Lok Sabha constituencies whose MPs had more than three lakh Twitter 
followers.

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