BJP creating fear among minorities, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Accompanied by Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary, Gulam Nabi Azad said it was the RSS which was running both the central and BJP ruled state governments.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: October 6, 2015 7:50 am
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday slammed BJP leaders for “creating fear” in the mind of minorities by making provocative statements after the Dadri incident and in an apparent dig at the Prime Minister, he said such comments were not possible without the “blessings of their leadership.”

“BJP is responsible for creating an atmosphere in which minorities are feeling scared,” Azad told reporters reacting to the statements of several BJP and RSS leaders after Dadri incident.

“This would not have been possible without the blessings of their leadership,” he said apparently referring to PM Narendra Modi.

Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, referred to the statement of Union Culture minister Mahesh Sharma that justice would be done to both Mohammad Ikhlaq’s family and those who killed him.

“This reflects the rotten mindset of the people sitting in the power and that too from the Culture minister whose job is to preserve and protect the culture and harmony. The minister should have rather said that those who killed will be punished but he said that justice will be done even to the accused,” he said.

On Friday last, Sharma had said that Justice will be served for everyone – the family and also for the youths under arrest.

“I hold BJP leadership more responsible for creating such an environment of fear and scare than those people who killed Mohammad Ikhlaq,” the Congress leader said, adding that the minorities were feeling scared ever since NDA formed the government in the country.

“Senior leaders, office-bearers, MPs and BJP ministers frequently make statements which pitch one religion against another…No one takes any action against such utterances. This shows that they (those who make such statements) have the backing of their (BJP) leadership,” he said.

Accompanied by Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary, Azad said it was the RSS which was running both the central and BJP ruled state governments.

“Chief ministers, ministers, officials – everyone is listening to the diktats of RSS,” Azad alleged.

When asked to comment on Lalu Prasad’s beef statement, he said Prasad had already made it clear that beef did not mean ‘gomans’ (cattle meat).

Asked why Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were not sharing platform with Lalu Prasad at election rallies, Azad said “there is no time for leaders to participate in each others’ programme (election rallies)”.

“Congress had an alliance with National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, but during elections we never had joint meetings,” he said.

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    Divakar
    Jun 29, 2016 at 2:41 am
    Ghadiali ansoo!lt;br/gt;Darr to lagta hoga madam se, kyon be! Sach bol!!
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      Anilkumar
      Mar 6, 2016 at 4:43 am
      Oh....you are very much worried about your community....and postering about a secular leader.Did you ever worried about the kashmiri pandits who were beaten out from your state????? Double standards of you secularists made bjp strong...I am not a BJP sympatiser, but a common man with sense....
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        amitabh awasthy
        Oct 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm
        Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad is correct as such incidents followed by the poision spread by Mahesh sharmas, sakshi mahrajs and these lunatic sadhvis would not have been possible without the without overt or covert approval of the top ladership of BJP including Modi himself.
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          ARPrabhakar
          Oct 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm
          Congress leadership must make use of such talents like Mr Azad in the Bihar elections to convince the public to vote for Congress. Also must rope in Capt Amrinder, Mr Bajwa and a host of other leaders who can speak well and influence the electorate there.
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            nitin kumar
            Oct 6, 2015 at 7:03 am
            another member of Duffer brigade of currupted nd communal party.
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              CHANCHAL MAJUMDAR
              Oct 5, 2015 at 10:07 pm
              EXACTLY! LIKE THE KASHIMIRI PUNDITS WHO HAD TO LEAVE FOR EVER! WHY YOU CONGRESSIS DID NOT REACT THEN? WHY DID YOU NOT REACT THE GODHRA TRAIN BURNING? WHY DID YOUR BOSS IMPOSE 'SECULARISM' IN HINDU POART AFTER A COMMUNAL PARION OF BRITISH RULED INDIA? THERE ARE THOSANDS OF LAPSES CONGRESS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS DID DURING THEIR RULES!
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                Peter
                Oct 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm
                BJP is a puppet of the RSS. Its leaders such as Sushmaji, Vasundaraji and Vyapam Chouhanji are corrupt. Modiji encourages them to be corrupt by not sacking them. Jaitley is a persom who was defeated by Amarinder Singh and could not enter Lok Sabha. Matriculaion educated Smiti Iraniji could not win Rahul hi. BJP could not find 160 good candidates for Bihar elections. Overall BJP is no good. RSS was created by the upper caste for the upper caste. It was set up as an alternative to the politics of m anti-colonial struggle. It was banned during the British rule, and then thrice by the post-independence Indian government — first in 1948 when Nathuram Godse, a former RSS member, inated Mahatma hi; then during 1975–77; and after the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992.
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                  Dr.D.T.subhash
                  Oct 5, 2015 at 7:22 pm
                  The real scares are Congress and its policies since Independence. This is congress vote bank politics in view of Bihar elections. Please stop this non sense, sick of hearing such allegations. Please don't divide the country on religion and caste basis.
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