‘PM Narendra Modi doing what good Christian is supposed to do,’ says Alphons Kannanthanam

“People ask why I, a Christian, joined BJP. My answer to them is that Modi is doing what a good Christian is supposed to do. I would do whatever possible to realise the PM’s dream of creating a new India where all Indians can live with dignity," said Alphons Kannanthanam .

By: Express News Service | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: September 11, 2017 8:13 am
Narendra Modi, cabinet reshuffle, Alphons Kannanthanam, bjp, modi, pm modi, V Muraleedharan, Kummanam Rajasekharan, Kochi, christian, kerala, india news, indian express news “The BJP is ruling the country for crores of poor people. Everyone in Kerala also should cooperate to make that change reflected in the state,” said Kannanthanam, whose ministership is seen as a bid to woo Christian votes in Kerala. (Photo: PTI)

Newly inducted Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing what a good Christian is supposed to do. Addressing a public reception at Muvattupuzha near Kochi, the Minister of State for Tourism said, “People ask why I, a Christian, joined BJP. My answer to them is that Modi is doing what a good Christian is supposed to do. I would do whatever possible to realise the PM’s dream of creating a new India where all Indians can live with dignity.”

“The BJP is ruling the country for crores of poor people. Everyone in Kerala also should cooperate to make that change reflected in the state,” said Kannanthanam, whose ministership is seen as a bid to woo Christian votes in Kerala. Earlier in the day, Kannanthanam was given a reception at Kochi airport on his first visit to his home state after becoming a minister. Flanked by BJP leaders Kummanam Rajasekharan and V Muraleedharan, he said the state party leadership has no dissension over his new role.

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    Pitambar Sharma
    Sep 11, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    It is wonderful to see that BJP is reaching out to minorities and that they are responding. Corrupt communal Congress had a stronghold on minorities but people are getting smarter and realize that Congress only pays lip service to minorities but their only goal is to enrich the Nehru Gandhi family and its chamchas.
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      Curious onlooker
      Sep 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm
      Are you equating Modi with any leader of European states or to a hypothetical christian rule in Kerala? For your information majority Europeans are atheists, in the common parlance used in India secularists. Religion or caste is never made an important criterion for job recruitment or housing allotment or to the holding of their godless views. In Kerala, Christians might have held position as CM heading coalition governments but never in a single party rule as Christian community concerned only with advancing its own interests. Mr Kannanthanam's observation therefore is misleading, mischievous and calculated to breed discord among various communities in Kerala. One never expected Alphons to have given up his secular credentials so quickly.
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        Chellam
        Sep 11, 2017 at 6:33 pm
        You are washed with the blood of the Holy Lamb into Modi's Ministry of Jesus!!!
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          tamilan
          Sep 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm
          u may join any party u want...... but never be a spokesman for Christians. and don't judge who is , and who is not a good christian.
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            Abdul
            Sep 11, 2017 at 2:38 pm
            So according to the Minister, all those Bishops and Cardinals and Nuns and Christians are BAD Christians !!!!! Hope Bishop will attend the classes of Mr. Kannamthanam as soon as possible to be a GOOD Christian !!!!!!!
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              Enough is Enough
              Sep 18, 2017 at 1:33 am
              Yes, and then Modi will bless them with holy blood from the gujarat riots.
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