Shahnawaz accuses Congress of politicising conversion issue

  • HT Correspondent, None, Jodhpur
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2014 16:37 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Monday accused the Congress of politicising the religion conversion issue.

The matter has been in news for some time now with reports of religious conversions coming in from across the country and Opposition creating uproar in Parliament demanding prime minister’s statement.

“The Narendra Modi government is ready to move a strong bill against the forceful religious conversion, but the Congress and other parties are not willing to support this,” said Shahnawaz, who was on a personal visit to Jodhpur on Monday.

The BJP leader said the ruling party was always against the forceful conversion and still stands clear on this issue. He claimed the uproar by Congress was a move to derail the development agenda of the Modi government and block important bills in the Parliament.

On questions related to ongoing assembly elections, Shahnawaz termed poll surveys wrong and expressed confidence that his party would in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I have campaigned in the state and have noticed the changed mindset of people there,” he said, adding there was time when unfurling Tricolour in the Valley was difficult, but people are now coming out with BJP flags.

On questions regarding BJP leaders using abusive language and threatening officers, he said the party leadership has taken action by suspending an MLA.

“Indecent behaviour of any BJP leader or representative will not be tolerated. If someone is found guilty in such cases, party will take strict action,” he said.

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