Congress seeking vote through communal polarisation: Dr Jitendra

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DHUBRI (ASSAM): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has accused the Congress Party of seeking vote through communal polarisation by instigating one religion against the other and by inducing unwarranted fear in the minds of minority community.

Addressing a largely attended election public rally here in an Assembly constituency which comprises nearly 65% of minority population, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, the Congress Party had, since independence, used the minorities as a commodity and exploited their sentiments for vote bank politics. He said, it was only during the last seven years that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government had conviction and sincerity to bring about some revolutionary reforms for the minorities including the Triple Talaq Law.

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Dr. Jitendra Singh said the Congress-AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) alliance has virtually outsourced its campaign to communal elements and its leaders are using such tone and expression in electioneering which stands to induce poison in the society and rake up one religious community against the other. He said, this is a dangerous phenomenon being witnessed in the Assam election this time and the BJP is determined to thwart this evil design.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, BJP is asking for vote neither in the name of Hindu nor Muslim, but appealing for Hindu-Muslim vote based on the principle of equitable development and opportunity for all sections of society, regardless of caste, creed or religion. He said, many minority community leaders from Congress and AIUDF have quit those parties and joined BJP and this should be an eye-opener for the community that they represent.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, Dhubri is now determined to introduce a new political culture based not on communal or religious considerations but purely on development and performance. For the first time after many years, he said, the BJP candidate is going to get elected from here with the equal support of minority community votes and this is going to send a signal across the country of a new political approach based on “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas”.

Dr. Jitendra Singh appealed, particularly to the youth voters, to break the jinx of vote being cast along religious lines and open a new chapter of Hindu-Muslim vote in support of development and growth. He said, even the minorities have realized that falsehood being spread by Congress leaders and Badruddin Ajmal about BJP is far from truth and it is only the BJP that stands against communalization for vote bank politics.