‘UPA working with the mindset of Muslim League’

published on January 23, 2007

Courtesy:dailypioneer.com


 


Thiruvananthapuram:Rajnath Singh criticised the UPA Government’s proposal to Indian Banks Association (IBA) that special loan provisions should be made for minorities. “Poverty has no religion. The UPA Government has identified it with Muslims,” he said. There were no reports of any discrimination in the banking sector while allocating loans, he added.


 


Rajnath Singh termed as “unfortunate” Manmohan Singh’s reported speech at the National Development Council last month on minorities’ first claim on resources. The Prime Minister’s Office had later accused sections of the media of “mischievious misinterpretation” of his utterances.


 


“Such statements would widen the gulf in our national polity and encourage communal elements for separatist activities,” Singh said.


 


The UPA Government was working with the mindset of the Muslim League in the pre-partition days which would fuel communal divisions in the country. The communal agenda of the UPA had vitiated the social fabric of the country and put national unity in jeopardy, the BJP president alleged.


 


Singh said that his party would support any Bill in Parliament for the imposition of President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh before the next Assembly elections.


 


He said a party delegation had already met President APJ Abdul Kalam and requested that President’s rule be imposed in the State for free and fair elections. The BJP’s chances in Uttar Pradesh were improving day by day. The party had won eight corporations in the recent local body elections in UP. “We are confident that BJP will get full-fledged majority in UP,” he said.


 


Stating that Kalyan Singh would be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh, he said there was no question of any tie-up with BSP or SP. The BJP would have seat adjustments with NDA partners, he said.


 

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