Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who is the current leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha has claimed that this party doesn’t allow him to campaign in fear of losing out on Hindu votes, News18 has reported.
Such an “admission” comes after another senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had claimed that his party won less votes if he starts campaigning.
Speaking to the alumni of Aligarh Muslim University, Azad said, “Since the days of the Youth Congress, I have been campaigning across the country from Andaman and Nicobar to Lakshadweep. Around 95 per cent of those who used to call me were Hindu leaders and just 5 per cent were Muslim brothers.”
“But in the last four years, I have observed that the figure of 95 has dropped to just 20 per cent. This means that there is something wrong. Aaj darta hai aadmi bulane se, ki iska voter pe kya asar hoga (They are afraid of calling me lest it affects votes)”.
Viewing the statement as an attempt to portray Hindu in a negative light, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said it was “yet another attempt by the Congress to malign Hindus”.
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