Frame tough law against religious conversions: Vijaywargiya

Vijaywargiya said the government should frame a tough law against religious conversions especially in tribal and border areas.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: January 9, 2015 7:43:05 pm

Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijaywargiya today said the government should frame a tough law against religious conversions especially in tribal and border areas where people are allegedly lured by vested interests to convert to other religions.

“The central government should frame a tough law on religious conversions, especially for tribal and border areas where people were allegedly lured by vested interests to convert to other religion,” Vijaywargiya said here, adding, that ‘Ghar Wapsi’ should not be treated as religious conversion.

When asked if Hindu outfits are not creating problems for the BJP-led government at the centre by raising controversial issues like “Love Jihad,” he said, “The agenda of BJP and that of Hindu organisations is different. The two should not be viewed as linked”.

Referring to Congress, the Urban Administration and Development minister said, “It has become a leaderless party and has accepted defeat in the country. Though a strong opposition is needed in a democracy, we are pained that Congress is unable to play the role of a powerful opposition”.

Talking about BJP leaders turning rebels to contest the forthcoming local body elections, Vijaywargiya said that he himself spoke to more than 25 such leaders and he is confident that they would take back their nominations on the last day of withdrawal of candidature.

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