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Propagate ‘Love India’, not ‘Love Jihad’: SP to BJP

Attacking PM Modi, Agarwal said ministers in his regime are not free to appoint PAs of their choice.

BJP’s raking up ‘Love Jihad’ came under sharp attack from the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday which accused the saffron party of creating communal tension by using a language of disharmony.

SP national general secretary Naresh Agarwal said BJP should talk of “love India and love democracy” instead of this issue that could create tension.

“They are talking of ‘Love Jihad’. This is not the language of harmony. They should talk of Love India and Love democracy instead of creating communal tension,” Agarwal said.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Agarwal said even ministers in his regime are not free to appoint Personal Assistant of their choice.

“There is no democracy in BJP. Even ministers cannot appoint their PAs. In SP, when a minister skips a Cabinet meeting, the CM himself visits his house to know about the reasons,” he said.

Agarwal said good and bad days come and go in politics while accepting that winning the bypolls (12 Assembly seats) are a challenge for the party.

On the issue of corruption, Agarwal said politicians are defamed due to corruption of bureaucracy.

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He also alleged that for early elections Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi had got some bad laws passed in the Parliament.