The BJP on Tuesday said there is a competition going on in Uttar Pradesh between Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress over who can spread more hatred against Hindus.
Citing support of Islamic cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan to the Congress in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and his meeting with Priyanka Gandhi, BJP spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra said that there is a competition going on in Uttar Pradesh between Samajwadi Party and the Congress over who can spread more hatred against Hindus and who would promote more hatred against Hindus.
Patra claimed that Congress and Samajwadi Aprty either taking support or giving tickets to Muslims who spew venom against Hindus. He pointed out that the Samajwadi Party has given tickets to several Muslims who were allegedly accused of involvement in riots and making communal remarks against Hindus.
Patra also mentioned that in the past too the Congress had joined hands with forces who spoke against Hindus. “Congress had joined hands with parties which spoke against Hindus in Kerala, Karnataka and West Bengal,” Patra said.
He mentioned that the Samajwadi Party has given tickets to people like Nahid Hasan, currently in jail, and Muharram Ali, accused of inciting riots.
Referring to Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole’s comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patra said, “The comment shows that Prime Minister Modi’s security breach in Punjab was not a coincidence but an experiment at the behest of top leaders in the Congress party.
“To a question on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declaring its Lok Sabha member Bhagwant Mann as its chief ministerial candidate in Punjab, he said, “While announcing Mann as chief ministerial candidate, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal behaving like a governor and Mann also acted as if he was taking oath for the office.”