Children belonging to poor financial background were unable to tie rakhi to Narendra Modi as he remained inaccessible to them.
On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival children tied rakhi on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most of the children who tied rakhi on Modi’s wrist belonged to the upper class society on the other hand children hailing from poor financial background and slums were unable to meet the PM. They too wanted to greet Modi on this occasion but their wish remained unfulfilled. Why there was a discrimination being created among children belong to rich and poor background? Why only children hailing from elite class had access to Modi and why were poor children sidelined?
AV had visited slum areas of the city and had an interaction with few children who were keen to tie rakhi on Modi’s wrist. However, many of them were unable to meet the PM as they belonged to poor family background.
Smita Giri, a student studying in fourth standard said, “I wanted to tie rakhi to Modiji but my family cannot incur the travelling expenditure required for meeting him. Only rich people can meet him.”
Priya Alore, a sixth standard student said, “I saw Narendra Modi’s sister tying rakhi on his wrist. Even I too wanted to tie rakhi to him but I won’t be able to do so as I don’t belong to elite class like them.”
Akansha Chaudhry, a student of BMC school said, “I am poor so I can’t tie rakhi to Modi. I noticed that children who met him belonged to the upper class society. I can only dream about tying rakhi to him.”
Sneha Giri, a resident of Kandivali said, “Everyone wants to tie rakhi to Narendra Modi. He remains accessible only to the children belonging to rich family background. He is my favourite politician but unfortunately I am not strongly financially.”
Pooja Vishwakarma, a student from Pal School said, “I live in slum and my parents are poor. Therefore, how I do I tie rakhi to our Prime Minister? We will tie rakhi to our real brother. It is difficult for us to meet Modi and tie rakhi to him.”
Widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi, women members of various organizations including BJP Mahila Morcha, Delhi Sikh Pratinidhi Sabha, school children and women MPs from Gujarat were among those who tied rakhi to the Prime Minister.
Many who tied rakhi on Modi’s wrist were hailing from bureaucrat’s family. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla and Sadhvi Rithambara also greeted the Prime Minister and tied rakhi to him.