VIJAYAWADA: Bharatiya Janata Party will enact a bill against religious conversions in Andhra Pradesh once it comes into power in the state.
Announcing this on Good Governance Day organised by BJP coinciding with birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the party’s office in Vijayawada on Saturday, AP BJP in-charge Sunil Deodhar accused the state government of promoting religious conversions. "Hence, BJP will bring a new law after coming into power in AP to restrain religious conversions," Deodhar announced.
He alleged that AP home minister Mekatothi Sucharita and other legislators belonging to ruling party have publicly announced their resolve to follow Christianity. This is severely objectionable, as they have no right to get elected from SC-reserved constituencies as Christians, he maintained.
Speaking on the occasion, state BJP president Somu Veerraju alleged hundreds of Hindu temples have either been damaged or demolished during the rule of Jagan Mohan Reddy government. "But no action has been taken against the culprits, which shows Hindu religion is being discriminated against," Veerraju contended.
He observed that if anyone throws stones at a church, cases are being filed in AP immediately. But no cases of attacks on temples are being booked. He demanded that YSRC government stop construction of churches with government funds.
Veerraju announced that a massive public meeting Prajagraha Sabha against YSRC government will be held on December 28 at Vijayawada in which national leaders of BJP will participate.