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'Politics of Hatred': BJP Indore leader quits over CAA-NRC

Patel said he was ending his four-decade long association with the party by resigning from all party posts

Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Indore BJP leader quits over NRC

Bhopal: Following the exodus of around 100 minority cell members from the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, the party's woes continued on Saturday as well when a corporator of Indore Municipal Corporation quit after accusing it of "communal politics".

Usman Patel said he was ending his four-decade long association with the party by resigning from all party posts.

Accusing the BJP of deviating from the real issues, he said: "The economic growth rate has dropped alarmingly and inflation has risen. But the party is bringing in laws that create a rift between people of different religions."

Patel, a corporator from Ward 38 of Khajrana in Indore for two terms, said he was influenced by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to join the BJP.

"I joined the party after getting inspired by Atalji, but now I am sad as the party is now working to break the country. So, I am resigning. The party is deviating from its principles and indulging in hate politics", he said In a video clipping.

Describing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens as "anti-Constitution and anti-Muslims", Patel said that members of his community were staging sit-ins on the streets and he supported them.

Earlier, a number of BJP leaders associated with party's minority cell had also resigned over the controversial law.

"Have you ever seen any government running campaigns for a law after passing it in the parliament", a BJP minority cell member said.

Three days ago Ajit Bourasi, who had contested the MP assembly election from Alot in Ujjain as BJP candidate. had also criticised the law saying it was harmful not Muslims alone but also for SCs, OBCs and STs.

Ajit Bourasi's comments followed BJP MLA from Maihar Narayan Tripathi's dissenting voice against CAA-NRC calling them “dangerous” for the country.

BJP leaders are on resignation spree even as Modi government in the Lok Sabha said "the government has not taken "as of now" any decision to implement NRC even as it refuses to withdraw the CAA.

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