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Cong leaders offer prayers in temples when polls near, but for BJP they are cultural issues: Rajnath

Press Trust of India  |  Bansur/Jaipur 

Sunday claimed leaders start offering prayers at temples when elections are near whereas for the BJP it is an integral part of its culture.

Addressing a press conference in district's Bansur, he said temples and cows were not an elections stunt for the BJP.

"leaders start offering prayers at temple when elections approach. They are not seen praying in temples earlier. Temples and cows can be an election issue for the Congress, but it is not an election stunt for the BJP. It is integral part of our cultural life," Singh said.

Earlier at an election rally in Bansur, he alleged it was because of the Congress, which ruled for 55 years, that the nation was in the list poor countries and claimed the party had deceived the people.

"We (BJP) have not done the of pulling wool over people's eyes. We look into the eyes of people," he said.

Singh claimed the had established 103 ITIs in 50 years, while the had set up 958 new ITIs in five years.

Addressing a press conference in Jaipur, he said should seek India's help if it cannot handle terrorism alone.

He said that if, with the help of the US, terrorism and could be fought against in Afghanistan, then could also seek help from if it feels that it cannot fight terrorism alone.

"is not an issue. It is integral party of the country and it will remain so. The issue is of terrorism, and can discuss it," Singh said.

He also accused the Congress of creating a crisis of distrust in and claimed there was a difference in their words and deeds.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 15:30 IST