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Poojary questions Modi’s silence on conversion row

Poojary questions Modi’s silence on conversion row

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 22, 2014:  Senior Congress leader and former union minister B Janardhana Poojary has questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent conversion row.

Janardhan Poojary press meet

Janardhan Pooj...


Speaking to reporters here on December 22, Monday, Poojary said he wanted to know why he was silent even when RSS Chief is speaking about forming a ‘Hindu Rashtra.’

Slamming the BJP and the Sangh Parivar over the conversion issue, Poojary charged the organisations of spreading hatred and added such acts of these organisations would only endanger the unity of the nation.

“The BJP is only interested in winning elections,” Poojary charged and said the party won the UP elections using the Love Jehad issue.  “Presently the conversion issue is used to  garner votes,” he alleged.

He was also highly critical of the Prime Minister for not taking any action against his cabinet colleagues or party MPs for their highly unwelcome comments.

Poojary alleged that the Prime Minister’s words had no weightage and his words not followed by his party men.

The Congress leader also wanted to know as to what happened to the Prime Minister’s promises on bringing back black money.

On the row over the withdrawal of the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill 2010 and the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation (Amendment) Bill 2012, Poojary clarified that the government had only withdrawn the Bills which were introduced by the earlier BJP government and said the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act 1964  was still in vogue.

The Congress leader also stated that he  supported the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill, 2014  which helps the government in  bringing Maths  under its control.

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