New Delhi: Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Rajeev Shukla on Saturday appealed to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to stop creating discord among people by constant criticism and giving out wrong facts, especially when he is a prime ministerial candidate.
"I request Modi not to fight with everyone, create tension, criticize everyone, or give wrong facts. He has started doing all this, but the post for which he is contesting is very big. He has to take the entire nation along with him," he said.
"There will be so many fights and anxiety in the nation, and I want to tell his (Modi) supporters to rethink on what they are trying to accomplish by doing all this," he added.
Shukla further accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in vote bank politics by carrying out Asthi Kalash Yatra for Patna blast victims, and added that they are playing with the sentiments of the people.
"They are trying to disturb the harmony in the society by doing such politics. They are indulging in vote bank politics. They are least bothered about people who lost their lives; they are only interested in politics," he said.
"By this Asthi Kalash Yatra and other things that they do, they are playing with the sentiments of the people. If they have so much concern about the victims of Patna blast, they would have visited immediately," he added.
Modi, who arrived in Patna last night, is meeting the families of the six people who were killed in serial blasts ahead of his massive `Hunkar` rally on October 27.
Four people have been arrested in the case so far, while several others have been detained.