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Again,BJP tells Muslims to come for Modi’s rally ‘looking like Muslims’

Party sources said that Muslims have been told to wear skull caps and burqas at rally in Bhopal.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal |
September 18, 2013 1:40:52 am

After Jaipur,it will be Bhopal’s turn to count skull caps and burqas at a BJP rally on September 25.

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The BJP has claimed that about 50,000 Muslims,including 5,000 women,will attend its “Karyakarta Mahamukbha” in Bhopal,to be addressed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi,party president Rajnath Singh and veteran leader L K Advani.

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Party sources admitted that Muslims have been specifically told to wear skull caps and burqas at the rally. State BJP minority cell chief Hidayatullah Shaikh said,“They do it on their own,but our effort will be to ensure they look like Muslims.’’ He added that the party would like them to sit together.

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“It’s not new for Muslims to wear skull caps and burqas at Chouhan’s functions,he has done so much for them,’’ said Shaikh. The minority cell has asked its district units and office-bearers to ensure maximum participation,he said.

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Another BJP leader said the seating arrangement hasn’t been decided yet. “It won’t be obvious like Jaipur,’’ he said.

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As reported by The Indian Express,the BJP had distributed skull caps and burqas for a Modi rally in Jaipur last week.

“We are only looking at the assembly elections,not the 2014 general elections,’’ said Shaikh,when asked if the rally was an endorsement for the party’s prime ministerial candidate.

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