48 BJP minority cell workers in Bhopal quit over CAA, NRC

48 BJP minority cell workers in Bhopal quit over CAA, NRC

More than 48 workers from the minority cell of Bhartiya Janta Paty have quit the party over CAA and NRC. The workers also alleged that they were being discriminated by leaders of the party and that there was no democracy left in BJP.

EC News Desk

Bhopal, January 13, 2020: As BJP struggles to contain nationwide protests against CAA and NRC, the party is also now witnessing fissures within. As many as 48 members of the minority cell in Bhopal have quit the party over the controversial legislation. The leaders who quit have also complained of discrimination within the party and allege party members of making offensive remarks against a community.

Have you ever seen a government passing a law in Parliament, and then going from door to door seeking support for it? said Adil Khan to the national daily Hindu, who quit the BJP as its Bhopal district minority cell vice-president on Saturday over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens.

The members who quit the party also wrote to the state minority chief stating that the party once followed principles of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, didn’t indulge in discrimination and took everyone along, including minorities.

According to media reports, the leaders who quit the party have also alleged that there was no democracy left in the party. And that the entire party was hijacked by two or three people.

However, BJP has refuted these allegations and accused Congress and communists of misleading them.

Community leaders and communists who work against the interest of the country have misled our workers, who don’t understand the issue properly, Leader of the Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava told The Hindu.

(The Hindu)