Congress playing with fire, risking Hindu-Muslim divide: Rajnath Singh

Congress playing with fire, risking Hindu-Muslim divide: Rajnath Singh
Congress playing with fire, risking Hindu-Muslim divide: Rajnath Singh

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Congress is “playing with fire” for attempting to create a divide between the Hindu and Muslim communities for “electoral gains”. However, he said, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi “has no fire”.

“They are attempting to create a Hindu-Muslim divide for electoral gains. The Congress is trying to create tensions on religious lines,” the Union Minister told PTI news agency during an interview.

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“The Congress wants to disturb social harmony. They look at the Muslim community only as a vote bank. I have a suggestion for them — politics should not be done only for forming governments. The aim of politics should be for nation building,” he said.

“Rahul Gandhi has no fire, but Congress is playing with fire.”

Rajnath Singh further said the “Congress wants to create fear psychosis; they want to use the Hindu-Muslim card.”

“They do not have any issue. They want to form a government by dividing society in the name of caste, creed and religion and they have always done it.”

He also criticized the party’s plan to implement an “inheritance tax” if it comes to power, saying that it will trigger a recession in the country.

“Argentina and Venezuela implemented it and faced disastrous consequences. The investors will lose confidence in India,” Singh said.

While commenting on the outcome of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Rajnath Singh exuded confidence that the BJP will win 370 seats and the party-led National Democratic Alliance will cross the 400-seat mark.

He asserted that “these projections were made after detailed assessment of the ground situation and not made only for public consumption.”

The Union Minister said, “Our seats will increase in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, and we will get some seats in Tamil Nadu. Our account will open in Kerala as well. We are winning a good number of seats in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. “

“We will increase our tally in Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. We are sweeping Chhattisgarh,” he added.

On fulfilling the BJP’s poll promises, including the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and ‘One Nation, One Election’, the Union Defense Minister said, “We always fulfill our commitments.”

“We will never allow any question mark on our credibility and won’t compromise on the country’s unity and integrity. We implement whatever we say in our manifesto. We have to do whatever we say,” Singh said.

(With inputs by PTI)

Published By:

Karishma Saurabh Kalita

Published On:

May 5, 2024

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