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Caste, religion, money ruling roost in politics: Venkaiah

Caste, religion, money ruling roost in politics: Venkaiah
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Regional parties incompetent to rule country Nalgonda: Expressing concern over the growing influence of caste, religion and money in politics in...

Regional parties incompetent to rule country casteNalgonda: Expressing concern over the growing influence of caste, religion and money in politics in the country in general and in Andhra Pradesh in particular, Bharatiya Janata Party former national president Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu said here on Tuesday that the BJP would introduce an enactment against religious conversions if it came to power. Addressing the 'Atmiya Sammelanam' attended by the members of various people's organizations, intellectuals and the youth here, the senior BJP leader lambasted the leadership in the country for not responding though the country was lagging behind in economic development. He said that the inefficient people were ruling the country. He said that there was no coordination in the administration which had become a bane to the country. He said that prominent industrialists were leaving the country to do business abroad. He attributed the cause to the lack of vision to the ruling party. The BJP leader said that the Central government had admitted in Parliament that projects worth Rs. 5.38 lakh crore were pending throughout the country. Expressing concern over the growing duration of power cuts, he said the shortage of electricity has been hindering the progress of the country. "More and more farmers were committing suicide due to the power cuts," he said. He said that religious conversions have been taking place all over the country in large numbers and it was rampant in Visakhapatnam area. "By 2020, the number Christians would grow throughout Asia," he said. He said that the BJP was not against Muslims. "The BJP would strive to develop Muslims on all fronts," he added. He found fault with the TV channels for allocating thirty minutes for religious propaganda every day. Recalling Gandhi's statement that he would enact legislation if he had power against religious conversions, he said that he would love to be a Hindu. The BJP leader said that the whole country was now looking at Narendra Modi, the architect of modern Gujarat, where there had been no curfew since 2000.
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