Vote-bank politics more dangerous than terrorism: Venkaiah Naidu

Last Updated: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 19:04

Vijayawada: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah
Naidu on Friday said that vote-bank politics in the country poses
a greater danger than terrorism and Naxalism.

"Some political parties are trying to keep Muslims out
of the mainstream by treating them as a minority community,"
he said.

He lashed out at Congress, saying even though the
Supreme Court does not allow reservations on the basis of
religion, "Congress and other parties are trying to cheat the
minority community in the name of reservations."

The former BJP President said his party favours
reservation on the basis of socio-economic status and not
religion.

"BJP never said that Muslims are a minority community.
They should get equal opportunities, on par with other
communities. BJP always thinks about the economic development
of Muslims."

He was speaking after inaugurating BJP Minority
Morcha`s state executive committee meeting here.

"In the name of reservations, some neo-secular parties
are trying to divide the country, which might lead to another
partition. These parties have not done anything to improve the
living standards of the Muslims," the BJP leader said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 19:04

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