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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                    Dr.D.T.subhash
                    Oct 5, 2015 at 7:27 pm
                    very biased comments stuck with congress vote bank politics. peter is disturbed because, their platform is crumbling.
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                      George Cruz
                      Oct 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm
                      India would develop as a strong country unless it becomes "Congress Mukth" and it is time the congress party is reduced to zero. The congress party is the root cause of the communal problems in India because the congress party is and has been dividing the people of India on the basis of religion/caste favoring one community for vote bank politics.
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                        kumar
                        Oct 5, 2015 at 6:29 pm
                        IN your state...Kashmir....how many pandits killed and how many run away from there......did you try to solve this problem till today? Raskal ....you are still working as slave of Sonia......h scoundrel talking nonsense
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                          Narsimha Reddy
                          Oct 5, 2015 at 5:48 pm
                          Gulam you are GULAM OF ITALIAN MAFIA please stay with them please DO NOT BARK like this for you are so called FAKE IS ruled this country more than 60 years and destro my country in all directions and without shame you moron barking stop this. First time in entire INDIAN HISTORY we got SUPER PM who is working relentlessly to save INDIA from the mess made by you and your FAMILY OF LOOTERS. when CORRUPT CONGRESS GOONS were ruling how many times communal riots took all over INDIA and your are part of parcel of that need less to say you LOOTERS are agents of WEST and PKAI got it
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                            Narsimha Reddy
                            Oct 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm
                            please live in SCAMS and COMMUNAL LOOTERS of our country who looted this country more than 60 years and how much share you got out of it shame on you but who cares our TEAM MODI will sweep all elections and make our country PROUD Jai sree ram
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                              Rishi
                              Oct 5, 2015 at 7:03 pm
                              Ever since its eviction from power, Congress has behaved in a most immature and sneaky manner. Just over the sob statements and complaints against Mr. Modi over the last 18 months. Such a behavior after some 60 years of rule indicates that it was never a party of substance and managed to hang on to power because there was no compelling alternative for the voters. Now that the BJP has emerged as a serious, viable and indeed competent alternative under Mr. Modi, Congress has acquired highly questionable, indeed, dangerous dimensions to try to return to power. Examples include disruptions of the Parliament to stall economic reforms to kill economic growth, aiding any and all interest groups that try to keep India into a state of turmoil over sundry issues, Rahul playing his own dirty tricks (as was reported in the SGuardian last week) to marshal domestic and foreign NGOs against Mr. Modi and the BJP. Congress now has to be treated as a party that does not work in the interest of India and is only obsessed with returning to power to reclaim the "deep state" that it created over the decades. India's future would be bleak indeed if Congress succeeds and returns to power.
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                                Rishi
                                Oct 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm
                                Hindus were always under threat Congress rule because Congress was soft on terrorists to protect its vote-banks. Check out on the Internet to find out that many hundreds of Hindus, Sikhs and others were butchered by -inspired terrorism and the best the Congresswallahs could was to how up at hospitals to visit the wounded to offer them "one lac", "two lac" compensation. India was not a safe country under Congress. India is far safer now under the rule of the BJP. Let the tragedy of this man's killing in Dadri, which appears to have political overtones, not cloud the Congress record on safety and security.
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                                  Rishi
                                  Oct 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm
                                  Mr. Azad's problem is that he is out of power. Muslims are doing fine under Mr. Modi -- far better than they did under UPA.
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                                    Ram
                                    Oct 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm
                                    Vatican should stop interfering with a nation of sanatana dharmis...They already have created enough havoc and violence in North America, Brazil,Arzentina, Venezuala, Columbia, Chile, Hondorous, Panama Australia, Philippines, Africa etc. by uprooting local peaceful religions/customs. We have no problem if you continue fighting your co Abrahmic religion like islam all over teh world, but please leave real spirituality practiced by Buddhist-Jain-Sikh-Hindus alone!
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                                      Sundararajan Srinivasan
                                      Oct 5, 2015 at 9:43 pm
                                      We know what we are doing in our country. we want purification and now all the people of other religions should respect us and our religion, if not so then these incidents will very much happen. Being a vegetarian is an honor, but being a nonvegetarian is an insult.
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                                        Sundararajan Srinivasan
                                        Oct 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm
                                        you are not educated on anything peter, better go back to school.
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                                          Sheik Mohamed
                                          Oct 5, 2015 at 6:37 pm
                                          Mr.Azad has rightly expressed and echoed the views of Muslims/minorities across the country. The attack on churches by Saffron party's outfits and inflammatory speeches by their UP's unit MLAs are some of the clic example for this.
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                                            Sheik Mohamed
                                            Oct 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm
                                            Mr.Azad has rightly expressed and echoed the views of Muslims/minorities across the country. The attack on churches by Saffron party's outfits and inflammatory speeches by their UP's unit MLAs are some of the clic example for this.
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