Forward of meeting elections in Gujarat, Congress chief Chandanji Thakor throughout a public assembly tried to woo Muslim voters, in an try to appease the minority neighborhood. Talking in opposition to the ruling Bhartiya Janata Celebration (BJP), Thakor stated “solely Muslims” may save the Congress social gathering. The Congress chief’s remarks have drawn criticism from a number of BJP leaders, together with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, who tweeted the video of Thakor’s speech.
“Fearing defeat, Congress but once more resorts to minority appeasement. However Congress ought to know that nobody will be capable of save Congress Celebration from defeat!” Patel tweeted.
Shameful phrases!Fearing defeat, Congress but once more resorts to minority appeasement.
However Congress ought to know that nobody will be capable of save Congress Celebration from defeat! pic.twitter.com/cr6cL4QFYA
— Bhupendra Patel (@Bhupendrapbjp) November 19, 2022
“Solely Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka got here to roads over NRC challenge. There have been a number of different events however none favored Muslims,” Thakor may very well be heard saying. He additionally stated BJP govt stopped Triple Talaq and Hajj subsidy.
“Congress is the one social gathering that protects you, countrywide. Nevertheless, BJP disturbed you in some locations, and raked up the Triple Talaq challenge, and abolished it,” he added. “Not simply this, the subsidy offered on training to Muslim college students was additionally pulled again by the BJP,” Thakor claimed.
Later, a number of Congress leaders alleged the video is doctored, to which BJP spokesperson Yagnesh Dave reacted saying, “If that is an edited video then please do a defamation case on CM.”
One other BJP spokesperson Shraddha Rajput stated, “Congress after independence has created worry amongst Dalit, OBC and Muslim communities. The social gathering stored them as vote financial institution and by no means allowed them to prosper. Congress has been indulging in politics of appeasement and that’s the reason when BJP works on problems with triple talaq, Congress at all times stands in opposition.”
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