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Congress Used Minorities As Merchandise, Exploited Their Feelings For Vote Bank Policy: Jitendra Singh | India News

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GUWAHATI: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday accused Congress of seeking votes through community polarization by instigating one religion against the other and inducing unwarranted fear in the minds of the minority community. He said it was only during the past seven years that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government had the conviction and sincerity to achieve some revolutionary reforms for minorities, including the Triple Talaq law.
“The Congress party, since independence, has used minorities as a commodity and exploited their feelings for the vote bank policy,” said Singh, the minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office.
He said that the Congress-AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) alliance in Assam has virtually outsourced its campaign to communal elements, and its leaders are using that tone and expression in election campaigns that can induce poison in society and devastate a community. religious. against the other.
Singh said that a dangerous phenomenon is being witnessed in the Assam elections and that the BJP is determined to thwart this evil plan.
A total of 39 and 40 electoral districts will go to the polls on April 1 and April 6, respectively. Voting for the first phase of the polls on 47 of the total 126 seats in Assam took place on March 27.
Singh said that the BJP is not asking for votes either on behalf of Hindus or Muslims, but is asking for votes between Hindus and Muslims based on the principle of equitable development and opportunities for all sectors of society, regardless of caste, creed or religion.
“Many minority community leaders in Congress and AIUDF have resigned from these parties and joined the BJP. This should be a revelation for the community they represent,” he said.
He also addressed a rally in Assam’s Dhubri assembly constituency, which comprises nearly 65 percent of the minority population.
“Dhubri is now determined to introduce a new political culture based not on community or religious considerations, but purely on development and performance,” Singh said.
For the first time in many years, he said, the BJP candidate will be elected from here with the equal support of the votes of the minority community, and this will send a signal to the entire country of a new political approach based on “Sabka”. Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas “.
The minister called on young voters in particular to break the curse of votes cast along religious lines and open a new chapter of the Hindu-Muslim vote in support of development and growth.
He added that minorities have realized that the falsehood that the leaders of Congress and Badruddin Ajmal of AIUDF are spreading about the BJP is far from the truth and it is only the BJP that opposes the communalization of bank policy. of votes.

Times of India

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