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Resentment among people due to politics of BJP: Rajesh Pilot

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

There is resentment among the people of the country due to the of the ruling BJP government at the Centre, deputy minister said on Friday.

Referring to the violence in and BJP nominee Pragya Thakur's statement on Nathuram Godse, said it is for the first time that a constitutional institution like the had to face several questions.

"The type of that BJP has done in past few days, it has created an environment of resentment in not only the and other political parties but also in the entire country," said at a press conference here.

"None of the neither stopped nor objected to Thakur's statement calling an individual who killed as a patriot," he added.

"The party leadership has neither refuted the statement nor terminated her (Thakur) membership. The BJP's sidelining itself from the statement is not enough," he said further.

Pilot, who is also the chief, said that the feedback on six phases of Lok Sabha election indicates that the BJP is trailing in all phases.

He said that the frustration of losing in elections can be gauged from the statements of Narendra Modi, and other senior leaders.

Talking about recent violence reported in during electioneering, Pilot said, "The facts that have come to fore from ground in Kolkata clearly indicate that the BJP brought people from outside Bengal to for their roadshow. Whatever happened there is condemnable and indecent."

Pilot also criticised Modi for comparing minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee, her party and its leaders with stone pelters of

"You can evaluate that the of the country is comparing an elected with the stone pelters who follow a separatist ideology," he said.

The is condemning the violence in West Bengal but is not able to see the attack on a Congress from in Uttar Pradesh, Pilot said further.

Congress MLA Aditi Singh and members of the zila panchayat were Tuesday injured in an attack while they were on their way to vote on a no-confidence motion against

is the brother of Dinesh Pratap Singh, the BJP candidate from The BJP and chief minister have condemned the incident.

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

First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 15:51 IST
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