BJP: A party of liars and cheats | By Jubel D’Cruz


BJP: A party of liars and cheats

INDIA has witnessed over 350 attacks on Christians in the last one year. Even institutions run by the Catholic Church have come under attack.

Only last month, the 49-year-old Christ Jyoti School in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, was served a 15-day ultimatum by the Bajrang Dal to install an idol of Goddess Saraswati in its premises.

On 10 October 2021, Sister Gracy Monteiro (school principal) and Sister Roshni Minj of the Mirpur Catholic Mission in Uttar Pradesh, along with their driver, were attacked by vigilantes of the Hindu Yuva Vahini in Mau (Uttar Pradesh) before being dragged to the police station where they were held unlawfully.

Sending children to Catholic schools has long been a badge of pride for the middle class people in the Hindi belt, but these same institutions are now being targeted by vigilantes.

The day Modi met the Pope at the Vatican, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale called for an end to conversions while interacting with the media in Dharwad (Karnataka). RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had also made similar remarks.

Narendra Modi has been harassing Christians and Muslims right from the time he became the Prime Minister of the country. Hence, I would like to request Christians and Muslims not to vote for the BJP again, as it is a party of liars and cheats.

If the BJP wins again, Christians and Muslims will have a tough time and they will have to chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’ all the time, instead of chanting the name of their God — ‘Jai Yeshu’ (i.e. Praise the Lord) and ‘As-salamu alaykum’ (i.e. Peace be upon you).

Narendra Modi has also not fulfilled any of the promises he made after he came to power in 2014. He has been making false promises and taking people for a ride. Dr. Manmohan Singh was the first Prime Minister of India who at the age of 73, visited the Siachen glacier, the world’s highest battlefield situated at more than 12,000 feet above sea level.

He had no imported sunglasses, no army uniform, no twitter trends, no photo posing and no media hype like Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi is a show-off and keeps taking people for a ride.

Years ago, before becoming the PM when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he even gave a free hand to the BJP and its associates to commit atrocities against Christians and Muslims. He even removed the Good Friday holiday from the list of annual holidays for Christians in the State.

Narendra Modi once even said that those who want to eat beef should go to Pakistan and live there. He also did nothing to save people’s lives when they were dying on the roads due to hunger and thirst during the first lockdown in 2020.

Hence, we don’t want a PM like Narendra Modi to rule the country as he is the worst Prime Minister India has had since Independence. Like Satan, he is the Father of lies. He keeps telling one lie after another in order to win people’s votes.

—The writer is contributing columnist, based in Mumbai, India

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