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Congress to BJP: We want to save Nagaland

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Dimapur, March 20 (EMN): The Indian National Congress in Nagaland has issued a statement directed at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that the Congress party was indeed ‘worried’ because it does not wish that the state and people to fall into the hands of communal elements.
The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) issued a press release on Monday.
“‘Yes, Congress is seriously worried’, they can say. We are desperate to save Nagaland from temptation. We have never wanted to indulge religion in political debates although we are guided by the principles of our religion,” the NPCC stated. “But today, BJP and RSS are challenging Christianity without hesitance. Some RSS hardcore BJP MPs have threatened that by 2021, Christians will be wiped out in India. Herein, Nagaland BJP Unit who are also Christians should restrain from facilitating extermination of Christians.”
The Congress party was of the opinion that ‘they’ were “trying to enter into Nagaland” to “exhibit before the world that BJP has taken over a Christian state.”
“We are aware that an important person has claimed that the trishul has been planted in the heart of Christ’s land. In whose heart and whose land has the trishul been planted? It is in the heart of BJP members in Nagaland and it is in the land of Nagaland for Christ,” the NPCC queried.
“They will indulge them beyond redemption. Planting trishul is a long term program. Raj Bhavan’s function sequences clearly indicate that Nagaland Government is changing the discipline and manner of functions from devotional services to temple worshiping system.”
The Congress also remarked that “we have many Judas Iscariots amongst us who are dangerous to Christian society in Nagaland.” On one hand, the press release stated, the BJP is “showing their money bag and on the other, the world knows they are persecuting Christians everywhere in the nation while Nagaland BJP is in denial mode.”
The people who follow the BJP are made to defend them as having nothing to do with RSS ideology and Hinduism, the Congress stated.
Further, the Congress stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dividing the nation along religious lines. “Narendra Modi himself is an RSS student. When he was chief minister of Gujarat, he has burnt and destroyed 22 churches and vandalized 16 churches. After becoming the prime minister, with the intention to divert the attention of people from celebrating Jesus’ birthday (Christmas), he has declared 25th Dec. as Good Governance Day and Good Friday as Judges Day.”
Further, the press release continued, “he has no Sundays and is trying to change the world calendar of holidays into Hinduism.”
The NPCC made clear that it has “nothing against Hinduism” because the individual has the freedom to choose. The Congress cautioned: “But we will not allow any religion to be forced upon. For RSS-BJP, religion is first – then comes politics. They exploit religious sentiments to win elections. School books are now fine tuned with the Bhagwat Gita. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs has for the second time demanded that the Bhagwat Gita should be read as the national book in schools and colleges. This is with intent to incite Hinduism.”
The NPCC also referred to what it stated was UP’s chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement to “consolidate Hindus before 2019 election.”
He is basically a Hindu priest and promotes Hindutva all through his political career, the NPCC reminded. “The RSS-BJP’s agenda is to enforce Uniform Civil Code where ‘one religion, one nation’ is the goal by removing Art 370 and 371A and all the special provisions provided therein. Today, BJP does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha nor does it have the majority of states in the nation to fulfil the requirement of the Constitution of ratification by the majority of states,” the press release stated.
‘They will get majority in the Rajya Sabha now. BJP is already ruling in 15 States out of 29 States and 7 Union Territories. Therefore, perhaps they have delayed. It is too dangerous for Nagaland State to be with them,’ the NPCC stated.
The Congress also mentioned that “It was the RSS-BJP which assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.” In the violence of 1984 too, “it was the Khalistan issue which led to the assassination of Indira Gandhi and evoked the subsequent violence in Delhi. It was BJP & RSS led by L.K. Advani and other leaders who were involved in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, the case of which is still pending in the Supreme Court,” it added.
The NPCC also mentioned the Godhra riots, and persecution of churches across the nation. “US President Barak Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both went to the extent to state that India will prosper only if it does not divide on religions lines,” the NPCC stated.
“Christians are under threat in India. they fear even to have worship services and here, Christian brothers and sisters are promoting these rioters.”

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