Uma Bharti Attacks Left, Congress, Blames Them For Creating Atmosphere Of Intolerance

23/01/2016 9:29 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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BHOPAL, INDIA - AUGUST 16: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti addressing a press conference after attending a birth anniversary programme of Rani Avanti Bai on August 16, 2015 in Bhopal, India. After the programme, Bharti said that she wants to write a book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as she is impressed by his personality and 'in-depth knowledge of every Indian issue.' (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

CHANDWAJI -- Union Minister Uma Bharti today accused Left parties and the Congress of creating an atmosphere of intolerance, saying their leaders were unhappy with the BJP coming to power at the Centre even as she termed Partition the "biggest intolerance issue".

"Every one's displeased... how Modiji became Prime Minister, how he secured clear majority. Their jealousy has not been doused yet," Bharti said after inaugurating a Deendayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojna (DDU-GKY) centre at Pratap University, 50 km away from Jaipur.

Slamming the rivals, she said, "Left parties have nothing to do, they do not even have the standing to come to power. Congress has got no ideology. That is why the two parties are creating an atmosphere of intolerance."

While Congress is raising a hue and cry, Left parties are busy "provoking writers to return awards".

"If a few persons do some things, that is not intolerance...there are 125 crore people in the country," she said.

Referring to an incident of violence in Meerut, Bharti said, "There was an incident of intolerance when two communities clashed and adverse atmosphere was created. Whatever happened was seriously wrong."

Talking about the suicide by the Dalit youth in Hyderabad, the minister said it was "most unfortunate that a young and talented boy was compelled to commit suicide".

"We are very worried and condemn it," she said while hitting out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejariwal and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the matter.

"Both (Kejriwal, Gandhi) were calling for Modi to leave his chair. That showed these two leaders were not worried about the suicide because their hearts were burning with jealousy and frustration," she charged.

Talking about the Partition, she said it was "the biggest incident of intolerance".

"That time neither I was born, nor Modiji. The man who was not born then, how could he be intolerant," she said.

"Now we will not give an inch of our land, but will bring a piece (of land) from them," she added.

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