UP Polls: Why BJP forks out Ram temple and Triple Talaq during election?


New Delhi, February 6: Ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls, Bhartiya Janta Party continues to partake its right wing ideology while superseding a three pronged attack to lure voters.

Despite the Supreme Court’s order to refrain an appeal in the name of religion, race, caste, community or language in the poll bound states to invoke votes, the leaders of the ruling party continue to go gaga over their affinity towards the saffron colour.

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Right from Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to Sakshi Maharah to Vinay Katiyar to the party president of BJP Amit Shah, the bashing remarks for minority issues to promise for Hindu temple, continue to stay high on radar in BJP leader’s election campaign.

On February 4, while addressing a press conference in Ghaziabad, Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said that triple talaq is a major issue in the poll bound state of Uttar Pradesh. He said, “the government may take a major step to ban triple talaq after the UP Assembly polls.”

Mocking up the judiciary of the country the law minister dared Samajwadi Party and Congress to clear their views on the same.

Drawing a perfect fork to the statement by Law Minister Prasad, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that leaders of the nation should stop politicising the triple talaq issue which is currently undersub-judice.

He also said Triple talaq is not electorate issue and should not be linked with elections and one particular religion.

He stated that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will present its stance on the issue when the matter comes up before the Supreme Court.

If such was the case, why did law minister pick the undersub-judice matter during the poll time?

Reacting on Prasad’s statement, Muslim cleric Hina Zaheer on Monday charged BJP for politicising the issue of Triple Talaq to woo the voters ahead of elections.

She said, the matter of triple talaq is sub-judice and thus no one can take law into his/her hand. Why leaders are politicising the issue?

She further said that the matter is raised by the politicians only at a time of elections and this clearly shows that this is mere a vote bank politics. She said politicians are just trying to woo voters in the name of triple talaq.

Also on Monday BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said that they will raise the ‘Ram temple’ issue vigorously. Such as remark ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls that are slated to begin from February 11 is certainly is debatable and highlights the vote bank politics of the ruling BJP.

Earlier, on January 26, Katiyar had asserted that the temple issue is BJP’s main issue and could not be compromised. “The Ram Mandir movement that was started by me 30 years ago became the base for the giant leap of BJP,” Katiyar had said.

Probably this speaks volumes on how setting aside the norms set by Supreme Court and election commission of India, BJP’s manifesto for Uttar Pradesh included controversial “Ram Temple” mention as a key electoral promise.

While announcing its Manifesto, BJP party president Amit Shah had coherently stated: The BJP repeats its stand over Ram temple. If voted to power in UP then the party will construct Ram Mandir under the constitutional ambit.

The list of controversial remarks by BJP leaders is too long and the party is till date riding on vote bank politics. The electoral mandate in the country is everything and to lure the voters the age old tactics rest above all.

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Wefornews Bureau

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