BJP Minority Morcha national president Abdul Rasheed Ansari said that BJP is serious about the development of minority and Muslims and they have realized it, but opposition parties used a fear-mongering campaign among minorities in an attempt to isolate BJP from them.
Ansari told in an Interview with PTI, “Minorities and backward classes, for the first time, have realized that the BJP, unlike other parties, delivers rather than making false promises”.
He said, “Political parties (opposition) have targeted us (BJP) in order to isolate us from the minorities. They had used a fear-mongering campaign among minorities in an attempt to eat into the BJP’s vote-bank. This has been going on for several years. But things have changed of late and you will find the party increasing its base among minorities in various parts of the country”.
When asked about incidents of mob lynching then Ansari said that BJP and its leadership condemned the incidents, he said, “You have to look at the intention of the government and the party. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah have condemned them (lynchings). You cannot count on statements made by people, who are either not related to the party or are remotely related to it”.
When asked about the incident where BJP leader and Union Minister Jayanta Sinha facilitated eight people accused of lynching in Jharkhand, Ansari said that no one in BJP appreciated Sinha. He said, “Has anybody appreciated Jayanta Sinha for felicitating them? It is not expected that Amit Shah ji or the prime minister will speak out on a regular basis on every single incident that is happening in the country”.
Ansari also criticized Congress regime for not doing work as per the promises made by them and for large scale communal riots during the time of congress rule, he expressed confidence that this will not happen in the country.
Ansari said, “Since Independence there has been a huge gap between what was promised to the minorities and what was actually delivered. But we are serious about development of Muslims as we believe in the policy of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’”.
He said, “If you go through the history of our country of the last 60 years, you will see how many large scale communal riots took place during the Congress regime … But now you won’t witness such a situation in the country”.