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BJP to run campaign over "double standards" of intellectuals

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The and the Sangh Parivar have decided to start a campaign to make people aware of the alleged double standards of a section of intellectuals in West Bengal, exemplified by their 'silence' over Basirhat riots in North 24-Parganas district.

Giving an example, national secretary Rahul Sinha said that when became the chief minister of UP, a poet from Bengal wrote a poem condemning it, but this time when the majority community became the target, he chose to remain silent.

"This is double standard and we want to unmask them," Sinha said.

According to sources, the awareness campaign would be conducted by the party's state leadership and affiliates of the Sangh Parivar.

Another BJP leader pointed out that some intellectuals turned very vocal whenever "something untoward" happend to the minority community, but if something happened with the majority community, they became mute.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 16:24 IST