May 24, 2024

Khunti: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in support of Union Minister and BJP candidate from Khunti constituency Arjun Munda for Lok Sabha elections, in Khunti, Jharkhand, Friday, May 10, 2024. (Photo: PTI)

In an apparent bid to corner Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his family stronghold of Rae Bareli, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday posed five questions before him and asked him to make his stand clear on those questions.

“I want to ask five questions publicly – triple talaq, which was abolished by Modi ji… Was it good or bad? Rahul baba, answer the people of Rae Bareli whether you want to bring back triple talaq? They were saying that they will bring it back. Today, I want to ask in the presence of the public of Rae Bareli to make (your stand) clear,” Shah said.

“Instead of Muslim personal law, should there be a Uniform Civil Code or not? They say that they will bring (back) the Muslim personal law,” he said.

On surgical strikes, Shah said, “Modi ji conducted the surgical strikes, was it good or bad? Rahul baba raises questions on surgical strikes. (I) want to ask him, do you support the surgical strikes or not?


“I also want to ask him why you did not go to the Ram temple in Ayodhya (after ‘Pran Pratishtha’). Give an answer,” Shah said.

“At last, Rahul baba should tell the people of Rae Bareli that do you support the scrapping of Article 370 or not? Rahul baba should answer these five questions,” Shah said, adding that the former Congress president should seek the votes of the people of Raebareli after answering these questions.

Rahul Gandhi is fighting the Lok Sabha elections from the Rae Bareli constituency, the seat held by his mother Sonia Gandhi, who recently moved to the Rajya Sabha, for the last two decades. Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from Wayanad in Kerala.

The BJP has fielded Uttar Pradesh Minister Dinesh Pratap Singh from the constituency.

Rae Bareli will vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 20.

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First Published: May 12 2024 | 8:21 PM IST