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Naqvi meets Delhi Bishop under BJP's contact campaign

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Abbas today called on of Delhi at his residence here as part of the BJP's 'contact for support' campaign ahead of 2019 and shared the achievements of in the last four years.

told reporters that he sought Masih's blessings for development, peace and prosperity in the country, besides apprising him of the achievements of the

He termed the response of the Christian leader as positive.

said the was committed to inclusive growth and would continue to work in that direction in future.

Waris Masih said the Christian community appreciates the work done, especially for minorities, by the Modi government in the last four years, and extended best wishes to the government for working towards Sabka saath, sabka vikas' (together with all, development for all).

Prominent people from various Christian educational institutions, Churches and social field were also present during the meeting.

The Christian delegation gave various suggestions related to socio-economic and educational empowerment, including employment oriented skill development of the Christian community, a said.

The meeting came in the backdrop of controversies over letters by Delhi and of and Daman Father Filipe Neri Ferrao to Christians.

In his letter, Coutos had said that a turbulent political atmosphere posed a threat to India's democratic principles and secular fabric.

Ferrao wrote: Today, our Constitution is in danger (and that is) the reason why most of the people are living in insecurity.

Ferrao's office later suggested that he was expressing his anxiety to his own people, but insisted that the remarks were not against any political party or government.

Reacting to the letter, Naqvi had asserted that minorities in were well protected and nobody should issue fatwas and farmaans (diktats) .

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

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 19:40 IST