‘No undercurrent of religious disharmony or bias against minorities’: Anurag Thakur sets record straight

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in an India Today Group program that the indigenous defense sector, the ‘Make in India’ initiative and global recognition during the pandemic were all achieved by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested that the BJP’s main motto was to develop every community, not just one.

Anurag Thakur at India Today Group’s Panchayat Conclave.

By India Today Web Desk: In an exclusive interview with the India Today Group, Union Minister Anurag Thakur addressed Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and raised several issues of vital importance. In fact, Thakur addressed the much speculated undercurrent of religious disharmony in the country, saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) focused on the development of all communities.

Claiming that Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘Hindutva’ or ‘push for Hindutva’ was fake and the Delhi government’s ideology was nothing but a hoax. Thakur said the BJP will continue to win seats and people’s hearts. Thakur denounced the Congress’s poor efforts in the past, saying that Priyanka Gandhi was not even part of the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra led by former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Telangana.

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He noted that the indigenous defense sector, the ‘Make in India’ initiative and global recognition during the pandemic were all realized by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He eschewed the concept of bias, saying that the BJP valued its party associates the most and that it was only the saffron party where a party associate could become prime minister or interior minister.

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The IT minister said Arvind Kejriwal is making a reversal of his election promises and ideologies. He also accused Kejriwal of fabricating his poll promises according to the temperament of the state.

“As the polls approach, they (AAP) remember janaus (sacred thread), temples, god and goddess Ganesh and Lakshmi. Every aspect (of AAP) is a lie. They have turned everything around. I want you to do research and this sealing the idea,” Thakur said.

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Anurag Thakur raised the issue of salary with the Wakf board and stated that AAP did not do the same to Hindu priests or other religions.

“Why have they only helped maulvis before, and not Hindu priests before? They are scammers,” Thakur said.

When asked whether the BJP welcomed all former congress and AAP leaders from fellow party members and whether the BJP was “open to everyone”, Thakur confirmed that his party was the “largest national party”. He said party workers are paramount in the BJP.

He also discussed the AAP-led government of Punjab and their performance in the state, compared to the “huge” polls they had submitted.

“There were 70 murders in Punjab within three months of the AAP coming to power. Gang wars were going on,” Thakur noted, saying that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has done nothing about the stubble burning issue.

He also brought up the pollution standards of the Yamuna and how it hinders the celebration of Chhath Puja.

“AAP has been in power for eight years and Chhath Puja is celebrated every year. Then why are they not doing anything about the pollution in the Yamuna River,” Thakur asked.

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In a joke at the congress, he said that the big old party managed to provide Rs 30,000 crore under the ‘MGNAREGA’ scheme but the BJP had boosted it to over Rs 100,000 crore.

He suggested that the BJP’s main motto was to develop every community, not just one. When asked whether the BJP resorts to municipal politics and practices divide and rule.

Anurag Thakur said, “Thank you for asking this question”.

“You know, nobody asks which community gets the maximum benefits from government schemes. Nobody asks which community is most needy or downtrodden. support, everyone’s progress),’ said the Lok Sabha MP from Hamirpur.

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29 Oct 2022

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