BJP tolerant on 'fabricated propaganda': Naqvi

BJP tolerant on

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-12-01 16:48 New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said his party was very tolerant in discussing the “fabricated propaganda of intolerance” in the Parliament. “We are even tolerant on the fabricated propaganda of intolerance and that is why we openly participated and discussed the issue,” Naqvi said. Addressing the media after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary party meeting held here, Naqvi dubbed the issue of intolerance as a political joke (siyasi shagufa), and added that his party is still concerned and ready to discuss that joke. Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu were also present at the meeting. Hitting out at the opposition for creating an illusion of intolerance in the country, Naqvi said the BJP is satisfied that the wrongly portrayed issue of intolerance in the country is now being understood. “All those people who wanted to create an environment of illusion, there masks are now being uncovered,” he added. Naqvi also said that the recently concluded state polls results were discussed at the meeting. “Venkaiah Naidu ji also advised all members to be careful with the use of words and to stay steer clear of controversies,” he added. The Lok Sabha discussed the raging issue of intolerance in the country on Monday, the fourth day of the Winter Session of Parliament, amidst an uproar over accusations made by the Left against Home Minister Rajnath Singh. CPIM leader Mohammad Salim accused Singh of saying that 'a Hindu has become India's ruler after 800 years' after Narendra Modi came to power last year. The Home Minister denied making any such remark and sought an apology over the allegation. Parliament had to be adjourned four times on Monday because of this ruckus. Opposition parties also hit out at the ruling party over the recent killings over beef rumours, and for the controversial remarks made by party members. (ANI)