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Raja to face punishment, says Venkaiah Naidu

Published Apr 18, 2017, 3:02 am IST
Updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:56 am IST
Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu
 Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu

Bhopal: Union urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday slammed Telangana state BJP MLA T. Raja Singh for attacking the minority community at a meeting here last week, saying, the latter would be taken to task for his hate speech by the MP government.

The controversial legislator, who had earlier triggered an uproar by threatening to behead those who would oppose construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, had threatened to send the minorities to Pakistan if they refused to recite Vande Mataram. The Telangana MLA was addressing a meeting organised by the Bajrang Dal here on April 11.

“This is not our party’s policy. This is not our party’s official stand. BJP leaders must be in tune with the party’s policies while speaking on any issue,” Mr Venkaiah Naidu told the media on the sideline of signing of a PPA for Rewa Ultra Solar Power Plant project in MP.

“The MP government is going to take action against him on the matter,” he added.

The Union minister reiterated his opposition to hike reservation quota for Muslims by Telangana government, saying, “BJP is opposed to quota based on religion. Our party is however in favour of reservations based on socioeconomic backwardness of people.”

“Religion-based reservations will lead to social unrest. Neither the Constitution nor the law will accept those reservations at any cost,” he said.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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