New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that BJP's estranged ally Shiv Sena will not leave the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) despite several differences over various issues.
''Shiv Sena won't leave BJP, this I can guarantee,'' Swamy said this.
The BJP Rajya Sabha MP said this while participating in the Zee India Conclave which began in the national capital this morning.
Swamy was joined by AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in the first session of the Zee India Conclave.
Participating in the debate, the AIMIM leader blamed Modi government for using Muslims as vote banks and doing gross injustice to them.
''PM Modi doesn’t believe in consensus politics,'' the AIMIM leader said, adding, ''BJP does not wants Muslims to come into the mainstream.''
''PM Modi has broken the myth of Muslim Vote Bank. Muslim vote bank is a myth, Hindu vote bank is truth,'' Asaduddin Owaisi said.
Rejecting the charge, Swamy said that regional parties and Muslim political parties were to be blamed for the plight of Muslims than any other party.
He also admitted that political parties should bring more Muslim candidates to Parliament.
''BJP will now give tickets to Muslim women since a large number of them have out in the support of Narendra Modi government over the issue of triple talaq,'' Swamy said.
The government has right to interfere in the religious matters, Swamy said adding If Hindus and Muslims unite, India will become strong.
Owaisi also said that the Modi wave is fading in the country which is evident from its defeat in the recent Lok Sabha bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies.
The two leaders also touched upon various issues including poverty, development and rising unemployment and terrorism.
Top political leaders who will attend the Zee India Conclave are BJP Chief Amit Shah, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, Meghalaya CM Konrad Sangma, BJP’s in-charge for Tripura Sunil Deodhar and AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
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