BJP is defamed and maligned under a planned conspiracy: Rajnath Singh
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh Saturday alleged on opposition parties to be indulged in conspiracy to malign the image of BJP as communal and radical while other parties are more communal than BJP which continuously stressed on 'minority', 'secularism' and anti-communal.
"Our opposition parties allege that BJP is the party which creates enmity (nafrat) between Hindus and Muslims...I want to make an appeal to you people. If anyone can remove this widespread confusion, only you people can do this and this beginning should be made from Delhi," he said.
He stressed on the ideology of BJP is not creating discrimination on the name of religion and community, but it believes in the idea of humanity.
Commenting upon the recently held tension between India and Pakistan over LoC treaty violation, BJP President said that India should have stopped all confidence building steps with Pakistan for the time being and called back its envoy.
Referring to the recent incident at LoC in the Poonch sector of Kashmir where two Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani army and the head of one, Hemraj, was taken away, Rajnath Singh said that the way India has protested and opposed is not up to the mark and it keep on in building relationship with the neighbourhood country while instead it should stop.
The BJP, which has so far failed to win a single Lok Sabha or assembly seat in Left-ruled Tripura, hopes to play a significant role in the Feb 14 assembly elections and enter the 60-member house for the first time.
"In the assembly elections, the BJP would be a major factor in 30 of the 60 assembly seats. In the previous assembly polls - Lok Sabha and other elections - the party secured a substantial percentage of votes," Tripura BJP chief Sudhindra Dasgupta told reporters here.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded 50 candidates, including four women, for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.
Of the total votes polled in the 2008 and 2003 Tripura assembly elections, the BJP secured 1.49 percent and 1.32 percent votes, respectively, Dasgupta said.
He also claimed that the Congress party's 'paribartan' (change) slogan is borrowed from the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
"The Congress is cheating the electorates by promising allowance to unemployed youths if voted to power. It is an immature plan," the BJP leader said.
BJP president Rajnath Singh, former party chief Nitin Gadkari, senior leaders L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and actor-politician Hema Malini are among those expected to campaign for the party in the state.
--With Agencies Inputs--
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