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PM Modi, icon of our constitutional commitment to secularism: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi | India News


NEW DELHI: Claiming that for Congress secularism is a “vote hijacking machine”, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday that the BJP is the most secular party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ” icon of our constitutional commitment to secularism. ”
The Minister for Minority Affairs also stated that Muslims’ “strong support” for Prime Minister Modi is visible in the assembly elections and they are gradually aligning with the BJP.
In an interview with PTI, Naqvi said that the congressional alliance with Badruddin Ajmal’s United Democratic Front of All India in Assam, the Indian Secular Front in West Bengal and the Muslim League of the Indian Union in Kerala has “exposed” the ” secular label in the communal bag “of the party. politics.
“For Congress, secularism is a vote hijacking machine, while for us it is a commitment to inclusive development. Congress, therefore, is now isolating itself because it has nothing to say and no achievement to show.” Naqvi claimed.
Stating that there could be no more secular party than the BJP, Naqvi said: “Prime Minister Modi is the icon of our constitutional commitment to secularism.”
Naqvi said that Modi is a prime minister who after coming to power bowed to the Constitution before taking the oath and said that those who voted for us and those who did not are equal to us.
There could be no better example of inclusive mindset and secular thinking, Naqvi added.
He said secularism for the BJP and the Modi government is a constitutional mission and resolution, while for “pseudo secularists” it is a means of hijacking votes.
Claiming that the BJP would form the government in West Bengal, return to power in Assam, and put up a strong performance in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Naqvi said that upon feeling defeat, opposition parties have already begun to make excuses by questioning the EVMs and making “attacks” on the Electoral Commission.
“They are writing letters for the unit, they have tried before also to align themselves, but failed miserably,” he said in an obvious reference to the letter from TMC supreme Mamata Banerjee to non-BJP leaders, in which said the time has come for a “union”. and “effective fight” against the BJP’s alleged attacks on democracy and the Constitution.
When asked about Badruddin Ajmal’s allegation that the BJP is trying to polarize voters by highlighting his beard and hat, Naqvi said that no one in this country should fear “topi or tilak.”
This country is inclusive in thinking and its DNA is to bring all sectors of society with it, he said.
By saying all this, they want to impress their voters and gain sympathy, he added.
“These days it is a trend to seek sympathy, someone will break their leg, someone will say that my ‘dadhi’ (beard), ‘topi’ (cap) is getting affected, someone will start chanting mantras, someone will wear a topi inside while amuse a tilak outside, this is nothing more than ‘electoral buffoonery,’ “Naqvi said.
When asked if the BJP raised the issue of illegal immigrants in the Assam polls, the minister said the problem was not communal but national.
Illegal immigrants are the most harmful to Muslims in that state, as they usurp their rights, he argued.
Naqvi also dismissed suggestions that the BJP was lagging behind the (Amendment) of the Citizenship Law in Assam, saying “we are not lagging behind, our government worked for five years there and we are talking about the work we have done to people”.
“Ajmal Sahab used to think of himself as a kingmaker and he used to say that he has the key to power, now he is worried that he lost that key,” Naqvi said.
On the BJP giving some tickets to Muslim candidates in the Assembly elections, he said that Muslims have always received tickets from the BJP, but the basis was always the possibility of winning.
“We are a political party and we lead everyone, we do not believe in leaving out any sector of society,” he said.
The elections in Assam will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6, while the elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be held in a single phase on April 6.
Elections for the West Bengal assembly are being held in eight phases that began with voting for 30 seats on March 27. The count of all seats will take place on May 2.

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