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Paswan charges BJP with weakening the country

In a sharp attack on the BJP,LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan charged the saffron party with weakening the country.

Written by Agencies | Jhunjhunu (raj) |
May 1, 2009 7:05:42 pm

In a sharp attack on the BJP,LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan charged the saffron party with weakening the country. “In the name of Hindu religion,the BJP is not only troubling the minorities but also weakening the country,” Paswan said while addressing an election rally in sweltering heat of 48 degrees Celsius in Jhunjhunu.

He said there was a need to instil confidence in the minds of minorities,many of whom reside in the border areas. “Whether it is a mosque or a church,these are our heritage properties and it is our duty to protect them. Can we destroy Red Fort because it was constructed by a Muslim ruler?” he asked.

“While we are fighting for giving the poor and deprived section of society their due,BJP is fighting for religion. Today those who cultivate the land,they do not have foodgrains. Those who manufacture shoes,cannot afford wearing them. We want this disparity to end,” he said.

Taking a swipe at the RSS and the Bajrang Dal,Paswan alleged they have been exposed for their role in Malegaon blast.

On BJP suggestion on mandatory voting,Paswan said it was not “practical”.

He also supported the demand for a canal link to the area,saying it was important for irrigation and should be taken up on a priority basis.

The LJP has fielded Ranbir Singh Gudha as its candidate and he is pitted against Congress’ sitting MP Sisram Ola and BJP’s Dasrath Singh in this constituency.

The union minister also alleged the BSP’s motto was to earn money.

Gudha said the LJP would highlight the issue of shortage of potable water at the Centre. Jhunjhunu constituency has about 14 lakh voters with a considerable SC/ST population besides the Jat,Rajput and Muslim communities.

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