BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday attacked Congress saying during ten years of UPA rule at the Centre, the party "created an atmosphere of fear and insecurity and kept Muslims away from progress".
Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Monday attacked the previous BSP government for putting "restrictions" in the process of bringing 'madarsas' on aid list and doing "nothing" for the development of minorities.
Yogi Adityanath's comment on minorities hasn't gone down well with the Opposition parties. Reacting to his remarks, the Congress leader Rashid Alvi said, “We condemn such remarks. These remarks incite communal violence.”
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee indicating her Trinamool Congress was not averse to the idea of a tie-up with the CPI-M, the BJP Saturday claimed the swaying of minority voters towards it has led to the ruling party scurrying to its traditional foes for survival.
The Narendra Modi-government on Monday vowed to make all minority communities equal partners in the country`s progress as it regretted that the benefits of schemes do not reach them, leaving them in poverty even after decades of Independence.
National award winner actress and former MP Shabana Azmi on Thursday said a section of minority was still nervous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he talked about women, poor and youth but nothing specifically about them.
CPI(M) Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday criticised Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla for her comment that Parsis were minorities and not Muslims, saying it would harm the existing reservation policy.
Islamabad: Amid a series of attacks on temples in Pakistan, the National Assembly has adopted an unanimous resolution to safeguard the holy places of religious minorities, including those of Hindus and Sikhs.
Observing that BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi has stressed on job creation, party national spokesman M J Akbar today urged the minorities to join the new development phase to be ushered in by the NDA if it came to power.
Pakistan has failed to protect the rights of minorities and women, a leading rights group said today, citing the alarming rise in honour killings and violence against religious minorities in the country in 2013.