New Delhi: Amid ongoing Uttar Pardesh assembly election, the think tanks of Bhartiya Janta Party have received a staunch opposition from none other than its own clan of Union Ministers.
It is for the third time in the few days that the top brass leaders from BJP have said that BJP should have fielded Muslim Candidates in Uttar Pradesh. Probably the Safron party has started looking out for “possible” reasons for its low popularity in the poll-bound state.
After Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, the latest comment comes from Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Naqvi on Monday said it would have been better if the Party had given tickets to Muslims for assembly polls in UP.
Besides pointing out the BJP’s loop in the poll bound UP, he also added his party believes in taking along all the sections of the society together and the minority will be adequately compensated if BJP comes to power.
He said: As far as tickets are concerned, it would have been better (if tickets were given to Muslims). We will address their concern by compensating them if we form government in the state.
He further added that NDA government’s performance should not be judged following its non-candidature to Muslims in the UP elections.
Earlier Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh had on Thursday told a TV channel that the BJP should have given tickets to Muslims in the Uttar Pradesh elections. Uma Bharti, who is Water Resources Minister, backed Singh’s views and said, “Yes, I think that Rajnathji has rightly said, we should have given tickets (to Muslims).”
“I am really feeling sorry as we couldn’t do that(tickets for muslims). I will talk to Amit Shahji and Maurya sahab(UP BJP chief) so that we can bring a muslim candidate in Vidhan Parishad, she said, adding, “Rajnathji has accepted this and I too accept it.”