Congress, SP misleading Muslims on secularism- Modi
With blaming Congress of triggering 700 riots in the country and Samajwadi Party of 250 riots in Uttar Pradesh,BJP Prime Minister candidate Narendra Modi today accused both the parties of misleading the Muslims for their mere vote politics. '
Over 700 riots took place right under the nose of Madam Soniaji in the last one year and 250 of them took place right here under Netaji (Yadav) in Uttar Pradesh, he claimed in an election meeting here today.
Modi said that in a recent speech, Congress president talked about the 15-point programme for developing 90 Muslim-dominated districts in the country of which 15 are in UP. But when an MP asked about the work under the project, UPA government said not a single paise has been spent in last one year. This is an example of misleading the Muslims and people, he said. The BJP PM candidate charged that the Congress, SP and the BSP do 'vote bank politics and sing songs of secularism. What they do is just talking. They only talk of secularism but their politics is all about keeping all classes poor through their politics.'
Mr Modi sought to suggest that the state of Muslims under his rule in Gujarat was better than compared to other non-BJP states, saying central government figures 'show that among the urban Muslims, there are 50 per cent poor in UP whereas the figure is 60 per cent in Bihar. In Gujarat, the figure is only 14 per cent.'
Modi also accused the Congress of being against bringing black money stashed in foreign banks saying, 'If we come to power, we will bring back every single paise of black money and use it for the development and welfare of poor.'
(Posted on 06-04-2014)