New Delhi, April 12: The Congress slammed the ruling NDA government on Sunday for spreading hatred, after an article in Shiv Se’s mouthpiece Saam sought revoking voting rights of Muslims. “The Saam thinks it lives in some Talibanised land and not in a democratic country like India. The Saam has no place in culture like ours,” Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here on Sunday. Congress leader And Sharma asked why commul comments keep pouring in despite of Prime Minister rendra Modi’s assurances. “It is very clear you have elements who are out to create conflict and division in the society and inflame passion. Despite the prime minister’s repeated assurances in parliament, senior (BJP) leaders and members of Sangh Parivar keep making such statements,” Sharma told reporters.
“It is time they realise, they have been elected to provide governce not to create daily commotion,” he said. In an article published in the latest issue of the Saam, Shiv Se leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut addressed All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi as “Owaisi bhai from Hyderabad” and said: “As long as Muslim votes are for sale, the community will remain backward and its leaders will become rich.” In the article written in Marathi, he said it was because of this that the late Shiv Se founder Balasaheb Thackeray had said “voting rights for Muslims should be taken away”. (IANS)