Secularism used for political convenience, Naqvi indirectly targets Congress

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New Delhi
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the opposition party, alleging that the political parties, which enjoyed power for most of the time in the country, adopted the path of ‘divide and rule’ by making secularism a means of their political convenience. Addressing the ‘Social harmony and women empowerment and Pandit Deendayal Smriti Samman program’ organized by the Indian Buddhist Association here, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said that despite all such ‘conspiracy’, Indian culture, rites and the Constitution have not changed anything. Even in the circumstances, the thread of unity in diversity was not allowed to weaken.

Who was responsible for the horror of partition
The Union Minister for Minority Affairs said, “Many obstacles came in the way of inclusive development but our strength of unity in diversity has not stopped the country from marching on the path of prosperity.” He said people were celebrating the 75th anniversary of independence but they should also remember the “horrors of Partition”. “We should remember who was responsible for the horrors of Partition. We need to remember that the people had conspired to sacrifice India’s interests for their narrow political interests.

Appreciation of the work of 7 years of Modi government
Naqvi said that the meaningful message of Lord Buddha’s spiritual humanism and karma-oriented life is a powerful lesson for humanity even today. He said that despite having hundreds of languages, religions, regions, lifestyles, India is united because of its culture, rites and strong constitutional values. He said that in the last seven years, the Modi government has worked for inclusive empowerment with the resolve of constitutional values. It has ensured ’empowerment with dignity’ to all sections of the society including minorities. According to a statement, Union Ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and John Barla, President of Indian Buddhist Association Bhante Sanghapriya Rahul and several other religious leaders from education, society, culture, health and other sections were also present on the occasion.

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[Attribution to NBT]

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