Lucknow: RSS and BJP on Monday made it clear that unless the Muslims come forward and vote for BJP, it would not be possible for the party to give tickets to Muslims for contesting elections. While speaking at the News24 Conclave here- UP Manthan, RSS thinker Rakesh Sinha said that how can one expect Muslims to get BJP tickets in UP when the entire 18% population is always up in arms against BJP and RSS.
During a heated debate on why BJP ignored Muslims in UP ticket distribution, BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said, " Muslims don't come to us. In case we get a right Muslim candidate we may think about giving him/her a ticket." Taking a step further RSS thinker Rakesh Sinha said, "Why should we give tickets to Muslims who are against BJP, RSS."
Reacting to the comment of Katiyar and Sinha, Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal said, "These remarks have exposed what BJP thinks about Muslims." (News24Bureau)