Mumbai (Maharashtra): Congress candidate from North Central Mumbai Priya Dutt on Saturday refused to speak on the issue of Triple Talaq.
“I don’t want to comment on that because everything is mentioned in our manifesto,” she said when asked about the Congress party trying to stall the Triple Talaq Bill.
“When a candidate provokes people in the name of religion, you can understand what is going on in this country. It is the responsibility of every leader to behave in an impartial manner after he wins. BJP has always tried to sow poison between Hindus and Muslims,” she said.
“After listening to the statement of Maneka Gandhi, I was in grief. We have never seen people as Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian. It is their choice to cast vote for us or not. How can you say something like that,” she added.
Terming the election as a challenge, the Congress candidate said that she had never taken any election lightly.
“I am getting a very good response. I feel that people have anger and they have seen that has happened in the last five years. People are disappointed with the current government,” Dutt said.
She was here to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has fielded Poonam Mahajan from the seat against Dutt.
Muslims voters are said to be key to winning election from this seat. Their importance can be gauged from the fact that a few days ago, Shahnawaz Hussain campaigned for BJP candidate.
The elections for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra are slated to be held in four phases. Eight seats of the states went for polling on April 11 in the first phase. The results will be announced on May 23.