West whipping up religious passion
?WESTERN COUNTRIES are running a movement with conspiracy to whip up the religious passion with certain aim.? This was stated by the Member of Parliament and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Ravi Shankar Prasad while talking to newsmen here today.india Updated: Feb 26, 2006 00:50 IST
“WESTERN COUNTRIES are running a movement with conspiracy to whip up the religious passion with certain aim.” This was stated by the Member of Parliament and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Ravi Shankar Prasad while talking to newsmen here today.
Prasad was in the city to participate in a seminar on ‘Uniform Civil Code’ organised by the Dayanad Law College. While expressing his views on reward announced by the State Minority Welfare Minister Mohammad Yaqoob Qureshi to killer of Danish cartoonist, Prasad said that Qureshi should be punished under the existing law of the land. Prasad urged the State government to immediately dismiss the minister from the Cabinet.
On Iran issue, he said Central government should show the healthy approach on the foreign policy. He cited the example of the NDA government and said that the way shown by the NDA government at the time of Pokhran issue was the right way for the country. Many countries had imposed several restrictions and tried to put pressure on the country to accept NPT pact, but the pressure was handled with firm determination by the then NDA government.
When asked about expelled fire-brand leader of the BJP Uma Bharti’s role in the future State Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Prasad said, “She is no more with BJP, therefore, whatever she is speaking is her personal view.”
He said that the BJP was trying its best to return to power in the State. He further added many senior leaders of the party from the State were serving the party at important places in the Centre.
Critising the State Government, Prasad said that jungle law has prevailed in the State. Prasad raised question if any major investment had been made in the state for the last two years.
On phone tapping issue, he said, “It is not good for the future.” However, he suggested the politicians to be vigilant about their friends.
Prasad said that at present BJP and CPM were only party, which did not follow the family-based leadership and select their leaders on the basis of their capabilities.
He said BJP would continue its efforts to build a glorious Ram temple at Ayodhya.
First Published: Feb 26, 2006 00:50 IST