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Rajnath lauds re-conversion programme

Written by: Staff

Pathalgaon, Apr 9 (UNI) BJP President Rajnath Singh today lauded the 'operation home coming' programme aimed at bringing the converted Christians back to the Hindu fold.

Addressing a public meeting here in Jashpur district during his 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra', Mr Singh said the programme, being carried out by Rajya Sabha member Dilip Singh Judeo for the past several years, has been successful in motivating those who had embraced other religions to return to the Hindu fold.

Mr Singh accused Christian missionaries of enticing the poor and needy to embrace Christianity.

''If Christian missionaries want to serve the poor, they are welcome. But, we cannot tolerate if they take advantage of their poverty and force religious conversion,'' he said.

The BJP president said all the BJP-ruled states have decided to formulate a legislation to deal with the problem of conversion.

Referring to the naxalite menace in tribal areas of the state, he hailed the ongoing anti-naxal 'Salwa Judum' movement in Bastar.

He said the peoples' movement against rebels would gain further momentum.

Lauding the role being played by the leader of opposition in the Chhattisgarh assembly Mahendra Karma in spearheading the movement, he said, ''Mr Karma has kept aloof all political differences and extended support to the movement.'' Referring to the price rise, the BJP president said the NDA government, which was in power for six years, had been successful in keeping prices in control.

However, the UPA government had failed to check inflation and resultant price rise, he alleged.


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