Amid protests by Muslim groups over their remarks, the party also issued a statement aimed at assuaging the concerns of minorities and distancing itself from these members.
The BJP on Sunday suspended its national spokesperson Sharma and expelled its Delhi media head Jindal.
Amid protests by Muslim groups over their remarks, the party also issued a statement aimed at assuaging the concerns of minorities and distancing itself from these members, asserting that it respects all religions and strongly denounces the insult of any religious personality.
“This (action) shows the actual face of the BJP. Which believes in the motto of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (With all, development for all). Prime Minister Modi has initiated a culture of developmental politics in the country,” Siddqui told PTI when asked about the action against the party spokespersons.
At the same time, he said, members of Muslim and all other communities should understand that the BJP doesn’t differentiate between people on the basis of religion and caste.
“BJP respects all religions and believes in bringing all people together. But attempts are always being made to portray a false picture of the party,” Siddqui said.
Underlining that the BJP not only believes but also practises the motto of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’, he said, “Today’s decision shows this and it is a lesson for all that the party will not let anyone, even those inside the party, to work against this principle.”
Before cracking the whip on the two members, the party also issued a statement underscoring its respect for all religions and their revered figures.
Party general secretary Arun Singh said in the statement that the party is strongly against any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or religion.
The BJP does not promote such people or philosophy, he said.
The BJP statement, however, made no direct mention of any incident or comment.
courtesy The Indian Express
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