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Home / Punjab / Modi not discriminating against Sikhs, says Sharma

Modi not discriminating against Sikhs, says Sharma

State BJP chief Kamal Sharma has claimed that the Gujarat government was committed to extend all possible help to all farmers, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2013 20:04 IST
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Hindustan Times
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State BJP chief Kamal Sharma has claimed that the Gujarat government was committed to extend all possible help to all farmers, irrespective of their religious beliefs.


"The BJP government in Gujarat led by Narendra Modi will provide help to 800 farmers, including 28 Sikh farmers in the Kutch area," he said, while addressing district level convention of the party.

He condemned the statement of Ajaib Singh, a member of the National Commission of Minorities, in which he had alleged that Modi was in habit of terrorizing minorities. "Such comments are malicious and politically motivated.

"According to a government of Gujarat circular of April 4, 1973, if an out-of-state agriculturist (say, a farmer from Punjab) buys agricultural land in Gujarat, he is declared a non-agriculturist," said Sharma.

He added that the Congress was suffering from Modi-phobia and was raking up such issues to divert attention from its own monumental failures. He claimed that Modi's elevation as campaign committee chief had enhanced the morale of party rank and file.

In October, a mega rally of SAD-BJP will be organised and it will be addressed by senior leadership including Narendra Modi, Sharma said.

"Recent policy initiatives have been implemented only with the mandate to grab votes and food security bill is the latest in this measure."

On the much-maligned e-TRIP, he said that it was only a measure to streamline the tax system and was part of the administrative reforms. Property tax had been imposed to receive Central grants and had been kept the cheapest in Punjab.

Senior BJP leaders DP Chandan, RL Khanna, local BJP chief Jugraj Katora and Jimmy Bhullar, president BJYM were present.