Rajnath tells minority Congress it is not their friend
New Delhi, July 28 (UNI) BJP President Rajnath Singh today called upon the muslims to actively work in the direction of eradicating misconceptions being spread against the BJP by the so-called secular forces and sought their cooperation for construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya.
"I call upon Muslims leaders to come forward and take initiative to pave way for construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya. By doing this they can not only solve a major national and cultural issue, but also they would create a history of communal harmony for the future generations," he said, while addressing the BJP Minority Morcha.
Accusing the Congress of always using Muslims as merely vote bank, he said the congress was interested in their welfare and they knew it well after seeing the Congress in power for more than 45 years rule.
"I will like to tell you that UPA and Congress is not a true well wisher of the minority community," he said, inaugurating the first National Executive meeting of the Morcha headed by Mr Shahnawaz Khan, former Union Minister.
He charged the UPA and Congress with giving new dimensions to divisive politics for narrow short-term political considerations.
He said that in the eyes of ruling alliance, minorities, particularly Muslims were just a vote bank.
Referring to the issue of head count in Armed forces and other such measures adopted by the Congress and the "self-styled" secular parties, he said the government was trying to give "new and fatal" definitions to the national polity.
The Muslims must understand that Congress did nothing for them even though it had been in power for almost half a century.
The BJP President said he had failed to understand why the UPA and Left Parties were unconfortable with former President A.P.J.
Abdul Kalam who was one of the oustanding national icons for whom not only the Muslims but the whole nation was proud of.
Mr Singh also raised the controversial issue of Uniform civil Code and said there should be a national debate on the issue. He said even some Muslim leaders, interested in the welfare of the minorities, were also speaking about the uniform civil code.