Communal riots in Gujarat came down during BJP rule: Chishty
Mangaluru, Apr 10: A senior official of the Gujarat BJP Minority Morcha has claimed that "communal riots and terrorist activities" in the state had "come down drastically" during the Narendra Modi administration, compared to earlier Congress and Janata regimes.
"Communal riots and terroristic activities in Gujarat have come down drastically during the Narendra Modi administration compared to the earlier Congress and Janata Dal rule," Gujarat BJP Minority Morcha president and head of state Haj committee M K Chishty told reporters here yesterday.
Modi's idea of development would not have been possible without peace, which could be maintained only when the state was free from terrorism and riots, he said. Chishty said that out of the total Muslim population in Gujarat, nine per cent had government jobs and 10.5 per cent were in the police department.
"Literacy rate among Muslims in the state was 75 per cent as against 56 per cent in India. In Gujarat Muslims are living in peace and harmony," he claimed.
Chishty had visited Ullal Dargah, located in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district, and described it as a centre which promoted inter-religious harmony and brotherhood and conveyed the message of patriotism.