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Minorities can't be "fooled" by BJP, says Goa Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Congress Girish Chodankar has claimed that Amit Shah's call to party leaders to reach out to minorities is nothing but an attempt to fool them.

However, the minorities cannot be "fooled", Chodankar said, and reminded about BJP's criticism in the past of their eating and dressing habits.

Shah last week asked the party leaders to reach out to minority communities to stress the "all-inclusive" character of the saffron party, claimed on Sunday.

Naik also said that Shah was not specific about when he spoke about minority communities during a closed door interaction with BJP functionaries from the state on Saturday.

Reacting to it, Chodankar, in a statement issued on Sunday, said, "Minorities cannot be fooled and will not forget BJP's silence despite protests, when the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had called them (minorities) 'rahu-ketu' in on October 07, 2004."

"The BJP was further exposed when it started attacking the lifestyle of minorities by suppressing their dressing and eating habits," he said.

Chodankar also claimed that the BJP and the RSS ignored then deputy for Goa minister's post when was appointed the defence in 2014.

The charge of the top post in Goa was then handed over to BJP MLA Laxmikant Parsekar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 10:30 IST