BJP is the only secular party: Rajnath Singh

July 5, 2013 by  
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BJP president Rajnath Singh addressing a public rally in Guwahati

BJP president Rajnath Singh addressing a public rally in Guwahati

Assam, July 04, 2013: Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh who is on Assam tour said his party has always believed in secularism unlike Congress. Rajnath Singh who is making his maiden trip to Assam after becoming the national president for the second time, said that they never wanted any division between Hindus and Muslims.

He also cited the example of Maqbul Ali, a minority leader of Barak Valley who formally joined the saffron party in a rally in Guwahati. “Leaders like Ali have realized that BJP is a safer place for the minority as well unlike the Congress so he decided to be in our party and a part for the developmental works in the region. We believe if India has to prosper as a country every community and religion has to be looked after equally,” said an elated Singh.

He told reporters that Congress is a communal party and has always used the Muslims and other minorities for the sake of their votes only. “The Muslims votes in BJP are genuine while in Congress they are forced to vote,” he added.

Minority leader Maqbul Ali formally joining BJP

Minority leader Maqbul Ali formally joining BJP

Maqbul Ali said that BJP is the party which can do welfare for the people of the state and the country barring religion, caste and creed. “I have realized the importance of BJP and joining the party with a great hope for doing welfare for Minority community in our region,” Ali said after formally joining the party.

This was also a part the party’s campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Assam. Such a statement is a bit surprising from the senior BJP leader at a time when its oldest ally Janata Dal (United), parted ways with it fearing their move to project Gujrat chief minister Narendra Modi might not go well with the minorities.

“Unlike Congress BJP has never used minority or Muslims for the sake of votes only. BJP is committed for all round development of all the indigenous Muslims in Assam or elsewhere without any hidden agenda,” said Syed Mominul Awwal, state president of Minority Morcha of BJP.

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