Days before polling in Uttarakhand, the BJP has claimed that the Congress is trying to bring hijab in schools of ‘Devbhoomi’.
The ruling BJP has already claimed that the ‘Muslim University’ controversy has been intentionally created by the Congress to polarise the minority votes ahead of February 14 Assembly polls.
The BJP claimed that the Congress is trying to make hijab a part of school uniform in ‘Devbhoomi’. National secretary Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and in-charge of party youth wing in Uttarakhand, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga told IANS that if the Congress party came to power in Devbhoomi, hijab will be worn in schools.
“If the Congress comes to power in Uttarakhand, they will do what they are trying to do in Karnataka. Hijab will be worn in the schools in Devbhoomi. We will not allow such an act in Devbhoomi and the Congress party must be kept away from Devbhoomi,” he said.
Bagga further said that whatever Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Harish Rawat do, hijab will not be allowed in the schools of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand.
Bagga further claimed that seeing the defeat in Assembly polls in Uttarakhand Congress party and his leader Rahul Gandhi and Harish Rawat are indulging in politics of appeasement.
“To get Muslim votes in Uttarakhand, Congress and its leadership is doing everything to appease them,” he said.
Earlier, the BJP had alleged that the Congress has created controversy over Muslim University to polarise minority votes. Uttarakhand Congress vice-president Akil Ahmad claimed former chief minister Harish Rawat assured that a Muslim university would be set up in Uttarakhand.
The Congress party and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat have denied Ahmad’s claims, the BJP has said that the opposition party is trying to ‘polarise Muslim voters’ in certain Assembly segments by promising to set up a Muslim University in the state for community.
BJP Rajya Sabha member from Uttarkhand Naresh Bansal had said that the Congress is treating the Muslim community as ‘vote bank’ and by promising a university they are trying to appease the minority community.