Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar today lashed out at the National People’s Party (NPP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) ahead of the state Assembly elections.
Chandrasekhar, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is an ally of the NPP, slammed the state government for taking credit for central government schemes.
Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Meghalaya’s progress, he said that there are many CMs and political parties who have nothing to show for but often bask in the reflected glory of the PM’s work.
The BJP has been hurt by anti-Christian acts in the country of late, including attacks in Chhattisgarh and the decision to take a survey of Christians in Assam.
Chandrasekhar, on the last day of a two-day visit to Meghalaya, declined to comment on these but blamed the TMC for trying to insert a wedge between Christians and the BJP, calling it a desperate strategy.
Claiming that, for the BJP, the Christian community is like any other they serve, he urged voters not to fall prey to ‘poison’ being spread by some parties like the TMC. According to the minister, the saffron party considers all citizens equally and none of their schemes have discriminated against anyone on the basis of religion, caste or community.