The controversial comment was made by Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav, Rajasthan’s Labor and Employment minister and the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha bypolls in Alwar.
The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan got into fresh controversy on Wednesday after the state’s Labor and Employment minister and the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha bypolls in Alwar asked Hindus to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Muslims to vote for the Congress.
BJP’s Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav, who is set to contest the upcoming January 29 bypoll from Alwar, said during a campaign, “I had gone to Mewat to ask for votes. It got printed in the papers as well. In the villages, I was welcomed and garlands of money were also put on me. I asked the people why you would vote for me. They said ‘Because you work. Whenever we went to you, you catered well to us’.”
“I said that the BJP is in power in the country at the top as well as the bottom. They replied saying ‘Sir, do not take BJP’s name.’ I asked why I shouldn’t take BJP’s name. Then, how will you vote for me? They said ‘we will give it in your name. Not in BJP’s name.’ I asked why you will not vote in BJP’s name. They answered saying ‘BJP is a party of Hindus.’ That means Congress is a party of Muslims. So, those who are Hindus, give it to me. Those who are Muslims, give it to Congress. Take a decision,” he added.
Earlier, Banwari Lal Singhal, another BJP MLA from Alwar Urban targeted the Muslim community in India by claiming that the Muslim population in the country is gradually increasing and will be ruling the country by 2030.
Stating the rise in the Muslim population as a “planned strategy”, Singhal said, “As per a planned strategy, Muslims’ population is being increased to ensure that the Muslim community takes the reins of the entire country’s rule in their hands by 2030. Hindu couple is giving birth to one or two child whereas Muslim couple is giving birth to 8 to 10 – 12 – 14 children.”
“Sometimes, Muslim couples buy women in order to give birth to children. Due to this, Muslim population has been increasing at a sharp pace because of which, Hindus’ existence will come under danger. Due to rise in Muslim population, Chief Ministers in more and more states, country’s Prime Minister and President will be Muslims. After that, such laws will be made by them that Hindus’ existence will come under danger. Muslims will pit Hindus in jail and will make use of Hindus’ resources themselves,” added Singhal.