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BJP brought polarisation in name of devp not religion:Jitendra Singh

BJP brought polarisation in name of devp not religion:Jitendra Singh

Jammu: has brought “polarisation in the name of development” and not religion as alleged by the opposition parties, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

“To those who accuse the BJP of having promoted polarisation in the name of religion, I want to say that the party has brought polarisation in name of ‘vikas’ (development) wherein people from all religions and castes voted for it in all the elections held recently,” he said.

Addressing the Jammu and Kashmir BJP’s state executive committee meeting at Doda, Singh accused the opposition leaders of being “hand-in-glove in settling foreigners” like the Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis in Jammu for “electoral considerations”.

He asked his partymen to go to the people and highlight the development works and projects brought in by the Narendra Modi-led Central government in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It is an irony that the Jammu-based leaders, who have been for years dancing to the tune of their Kashmir-centric masters, are now suddenly questioning the contribution of the BJP when they have been thrown out of power,” Singh said.

“What has been their contribution in the development of Jammu when they were in power, both in the state as well as the Centre, for decades,” he asked.

Enumerating the Modi government’s list of projects for Jammu region in the last three years, the Union minister asked his partymen to raise the question as to why cleaning of the Devika river in Udhampur was not taken up in all these years.

“It is the Modi government that has sanctioned Rs 170.5 crore for the purpose,” he said.

—PTI