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Nothing wrong in action against illegal abattoirs: BJP

Kolkata: Justifying the Yogi Adityanath government’s order against illegal abattoirs, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha today said no one should advocate unlawful activities and accused the “so called seculars” of spreading “canards” against the party.

“There has been no action against legal slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh. Action has been taken against illegal abattoirs. Why should a government allow something illegal to continue? The so called secular parties are trying to give a communal colour to this.

“It is an administrative action against illegal activity and not against any community,” he said.

The crackdown on illegal abattoirs was one of the first decisions taken by Adityanath after assuming office on March 19. The decision has kicked up a political storm with a section of opposition parties accusing the BJP of pushing its “communal agenda” in Uttar Pradesh.

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh accused the parties of ignoring the development of minorities and using Muslims for their “agenda of vote bank politics and communal polarisation”.

“Both TMC and Left governments have ignored the minorities during their regimes. The minorities have been used for pursuing vote bank and communal politics. If you want to see what the word development means you should go to the BJP-ruled states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh where Muslims are the most well off communities,” he said.

Ghosh, who was addressing a programme of BJP Minority Morcha, appealed to leaders of the Muslim community to give BJP a chance in Bengal.

“You have seen the government of the Left, you are witnessing the government of TMC. There have been no real development of minorities in Bengal. I would appeal to all of you to support the BJP and give us a chance to perform. We believe that whoever is born on the soil of India – be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian or a Sikh – is the son of India and the country belongs to all of us,” he added.

—PTI