BJP will prove its strength in south: Minority Morcha chief

BJP will prove its strength in south: Minority Morcha chief
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BJP Minority Morcha national president Abdul Rasheed Ansari on Wednesday said that his party would prove its strength in southern states in 2019 elections. Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Ansari said that minorities all over the country were getting close to BJP and cited the example of party’s stupendous victory in recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Vijayawada: BJP Minority Morcha national president Abdul Rasheed Ansari on Wednesday said that his party would prove its strength in southern states in 2019 elections. Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Ansari said that minorities all over the country were getting close to BJP and cited the example of party’s stupendous victory in recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Highlights:

  • Abdul Rasheed Ansari says minorities across the country are getting attracted towards BJP
  • Accuses Congress and Left of extending a mere lip sympathy towards Muslims and minorities for the last many decades while doing nothing substantial for their upliftment

He said all the signs were encouraging in south India and it would be proved in the 2019 general elections. On the controversial triple talaq issue, he said that while BJP was supporting the talaq as per Islamic law, it is opposing only the practice of triple talaq.

He said that people had realised that NDA, unlike the UPA, was not following appeasement policy, but was earnestly working for their (minorities) prosperity. UPA used to only offer a lip service for the Muslims and other minorities, he added.

Narrating various measures taken by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for the overall development of minorities, Ansari said the ministry of minority affairs along with the ministry of human resource development had taken up the modernisation of madrasas (Islamic seminaries) by appointing maths, science and computer teachers to help students get equipped for the job market.

He said the ministry of minority affairs was also in collaboration with universities offering bridge courses to the students, who dropped out for various reasons.

”Under ‘Seeko Aur Kamao’ scheme, the ministry along with the ministry of skill development has started several vocational centres and is offering courses to help youngsters set up their own ventures. The ministry is also releasing scholarships for the students at all levels.

We are working out several innovative schemes in education, social and economic fields for the prosperity of the minority communities such as Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains,” he said.

The BJP leader said the intention of the UPA government was mala fide as the allocated budget had lapsed as it could not spend for the benefit of the communities. Ansari said though Congress, Communists and other socialist parties were working overtime to distance minorities from the BJP, the people had been coming closer to the party.

Summing up the three years of rule by the NDA Government, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had delivered the goods as per the expectations of the people and no scam took place under his rule.

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