Cong always exploited minorities, played with their sentiments: Dr Jitendra

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BAGHBOR: Hitting out hard at the Congress party for spreading false propaganda among the minority communities, particularly Muslims, to poison them against BJP, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that Congress had always exploited the minorities as a vulnerable vote bank and played with their sentiments, but was never sincere to them.
In a series of public rallies held in the minority dominated Assembly constituencies of Baghbor and Jania, Dr Jitendra said, right from the time of independence, Congress had developed this strategy of exploiting the sentiments of minority communities in a bid to secure the maximum share of their vote.
However, with the passage of time, this strategy was meeting the fate of “diminishing returns” because now the people are much more awakened and the majority of the voters comprised third generation of post-independence youth, who reason out their preference before casting their votes.
Amidst applause from the crowd, Dr Singh indulged in interactive question-answer discourse and asked why the Congress Party in its 65 years of rule both at the Centre and the State, did not think of bringing about reforms like “Triple Talaq Law” for the benefit of Mulsim sisters.
Eliciting response from the women section of audience, he asked whether the Gas Cylinder sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under Ujjawala scheme had ever discriminated on the basis of religion or caste and ever enquired whether the household where the free gas cylinder was being delivered was a Muslim household or a Hindu household.
Some of the largest bridges of the country had been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the State of Assam but was there ever any condition laid down that the bridge can be used only by a particular community and not by other communities.
Dr Jitendra said, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has sought to introduce a new political culture based on justice and requirements of the last man in the last queue regardless of his religion or faith. He said, the BJP is following the Mantra of “Justice for All, Appeasement to None”.
Going closer to the audience, Dr Jitendra tried to explain to them that even though in the last Assembly election we lost in these constituencies, but the development activities were never stopped and BJP governments at the Centre