BJP Slams Cong MLA Over Video on ‘Muslim Appeasement’; Oppn Party Says Clip Tampered

The Bharatiya Janata Occasion has accused the Congress in poll-bound Gujarat of ”minority appeasement” after a video surfaced wherein an opposition occasion MLA was purportedly heard claiming that solely Muslims can save the nation and the Congress.

The Congress, nevertheless, claimed the video was three years previous and had been tampered with.

A Congress spokesperson mentioned Chandanji Thakor, its sitting MLA from Siddhpur in Patan district and current candidate from the identical seat, was at the moment talking at a marketing campaign assembly about Hindu-Muslim unity for the nation’s progress and this level was faraway from the clip.

Elections for the 182-member Meeting within the BJP-ruled Gujarat are scheduled on December 1 and 5.

Within the video, Thakor was purportedly saying ”we gave them (BJP) votes believing they are going to do one thing new however not simply us, the whole nation was cheated”.

”Solely the Muslim neighborhood can save the nation and the Congress occasion,” Thakor was heard saying within the clip.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra got here out towards the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC), whereas leaders from not one of the 18 different political events stood by Muslims, the MLA was heard saying.

Thakor was additionally heard saying within the clip that the BJP tried to disturb the Muslim neighborhood in some ways, and cited the ban on the apply of triple talaq, stopping subsidy for Haj in addition to scholarships for Muslim youth.

Reacting to the video, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in a tweet on Saturday evening mentioned, ”Shameful phrases! Fearing defeat, Congress but once more resorts to minority appeasement. However Congress ought to know that nobody will have the ability to save the Congress Occasion from defeat!” The CM tagged Thakor’s video with the tweet.

Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil additionally posted the video on his Twitter deal with and mentioned, ”Congress, having forgotten its defeat, is taking part in the politics of faith. Such a free speech of Congress MLA shouldn’t be accepted in any means. Even the Congress can not save the Congress now. Defeat of the minority appeasing Congress is definite.” Nonetheless, Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi whereas speaking to PTI claimed the video was of 2019 and had been ”tampered” with.

”Thakor was speaking about Hindu-Muslim unity and had mentioned the nation will progress solely when members of the 2 communities reside collectively. This level has been edited out from the clip,” Doshi mentioned.

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