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'Congress trying to create rift between Muslims, BJP'

BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Friday alleged that the Congress was playing vote bank politics and making desperate efforts to create a rift between the Muslims and the BJP.

Published: 06th July 2013 12:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2013 12:36 PM   |  A+A-

BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Friday alleged that the Congress was playing vote bank politics and making desperate efforts to create a rift between the Muslims and the BJP.

Speaking at a ‘Meet the Press’ programme organised by the AP Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ)’s district unit at the Press Bhavan here, he said Muslims can seeing through the Congress gamepaln and are aware of the BJP policies.

He added that even in Kashmir, hundreds of Muslims were attending BJP meetings. This he said was a result of the change of BJP’s strategies to win the heart of the people. He brushed aside the allegations that the BJP was a communal party. Rao pointed out that the Congress was gradually decreasing preference to the Muslims in the distribution of party tickets during elections. Predicting a win for the BJP in the 2014 Parliamentary elections, he said  there was no chance of the emergence of a Third Front. 

Referring to the Telangana statehood issue, he said that if the Congress introduced the Telangana Bill in Parliament in its monsoon session, the BJP would give unconditional support to the Bill. He reiterated that his party was committed to the Telangana cause and added that in case the BJP was voted power at the Centre next year, it would certainly create a separate Telangana. He also blamed the weakening of the Indian rupee against the dollar on the faulty economic policies of the UPA .

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