Govt should make clear stand on Haj subsidy: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 23:15

New Delhi: In the wake of Minister of External
Affairs SM Krishna`s statement on Haj subsidy, BJP on Tuesday demanded that the government should make it clear if it was
seriously thinking of withdrawing it.

"Till the recent Assembly elections, this government was
talking about religion-based reservation but now a senior
minister is saying that Haj subsidy should be withdrawn. This
shows that there is definitely a change of heart somewhere,"
BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

Krishna had announced that the government is mulling doing
away with the subsidy for Haj pilgrims.

"The BJP would like to know in detail what is the view of
this government on the statement made by Union Minister S M
Krishna. We would definitely like to know if this is just a
statement or is the government seriously thinking on these
lines," Rudy said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 23:15
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