More Muslim women should join politics: Swamy


New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said more Muslim women should join politics.

His statement comes in the backdrop of Ishrat Jahan, a petitioner in the triple talaq case, joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata.

“Ishrat Jahan is a fearless lady and has taken up a right cause, which is within the Constitution of India. Her courage is an example of Indian women and we welcome her in the BJP. We would like more Muslim women, who identify with India and its history as their own, to join politics. The BJP would welcome them,” Swamy said.

He also said that the BJP was only against those Muslims who consider themselves as descendents of Muhammad Ghori and Mahmud Ghazni.

“This development is an answer to those who say that the BJP is against Muslims. The BJP has never been against the Muslims. We are for those Muslims who accept that their ancestors were Hindus, which is what DNA studies show. When you claim that you are descendents of Muhammad Ghori and Mahmud Ghazni and proud of Aurangzeb then you don’t belong to us; you go to Pakistan,” Swamy said.

Maharashtra BJP leader: I am like a beautiful girl who every boy wants on his side

He added that he had given 40 years of his life and would not leave the party under any circumstance

Senior BJP leader and former minister from Maharashtra, Eknath Khadse on Friday clarified that he will not leave Bhartiya Janata Party despite that the number of his admirers is growing.

“My admirers are increasing with each passing day. Different political parties are approaching me as they want me to join them. My situation these days is like a beautiful girl who every boy wants on his side. However, I cannot think of leaving BJP,” Khadse told candidly.

He added that he had given 40 years of his life and would not leave the party under any circumstance.

Lately, there were reports of him getting close to the leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Khadse, who once was considered the number two leader in the government of Maharashtra was forced to resign from his ministerial post in June in 2016. Since then, his attempts to return to his office have failed which has irked the legislator from Jalgaon.

Khadse has been taking on the government since his ouster. Apart from attending the event hosted by Ajit Pawar, he had hosted opposition leaders at his Jalgaon farmhouse in April. He had also led an agitation to seek loan waivers for distressed farmers and leaders from the opposition have been part of it.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently said that he would wait for the ACB (Anti Corruption Branch) to complete its probe before deciding his entry into the cabinet. The statement, more or less, ensured that the prospects of senior leader’s return are bleak.(ANI)

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