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Union Minister for information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday asserted that Muslims do not vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but still the government has given them 'proper sanctity'.
While addressing at the Mindmine Summit, Prasad asked, "We have got thirteen Chief Ministers of our own. Have we witnesses any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service? We don't get Muslim votes. I acknowledged very clearly, but have we given them proper sanctity or not?"
Taking on the Left and elements in the media attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prasad extended them his best wishes.
"We have a problem with some of our friends. Mostly, the Leftist friends and journalists who entertain a pathological hatred against Narendra Modi. Good luck to them," Prasad quipped.
The Union Minister went ahead to state that Left is "left out" all over the world and has also faced defeat in India.
"They are left out in Bengal, are surviving in Kerala and Tripura, but the Left has got a very good campus in Delhi, which is the JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and I always say the Left also needs some consolation prize. So, JNU is their consolation prize, we don't mind that," Prasad said.
Earlier in March, Prasad had said that Muslim women voted for the BJP during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections because the party raised the issue of triple talaq.
Earlier in March, Prasad said Muslim women voted for the BJP during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections because the party raised the issue of triple talaq.
Asserting that Triple Talaq was a menace crippling the lives of Muslim women in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to attack the issue on a grass-root level.
"Our Muslim sisters deserve justice. We should try to solve this issue at the district level. We should also proceed on the formula of a new India. We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed," the Prime Minister said during the BJP National Executive Meeting here.
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