New Delhi, Aug. 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Monday said his party's ideology is based on justice and humanitarianism, as opposed to communalism, sectarianism and racism that was being projected about it by other political parties.
"As far as the Bharatiya Janata Party is concerned, we do not go about our politics based on caste, creed, sect or race. We are those who base our politics on justice and humanitarianism. We understand the truth with the desire to make India a strong country. Until every Indian does not work on an equal platform with another, India will not be strong and powerful," Singh said.
On Sunday, the BJP held a Campaign Committee meeting in the national capital in which leaders and spokespersons of the party discussed methods and measures to be taken in the lead-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who kick started the party's election campaign in Hyderabad on August 11, touched upon gaining popularity amidst minority voters at Sunday's meeting.
Modi made a controversial claim that 25 percent of the Muslims in Gujarat voted for him in the previous state elections.
"In Gujarat, around 20-25 per cent Muslims voted for the BJP and we need to reach out to them and other sections of the society in the rest of the country also," Modi said at the meeting.
Additionally, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi endorsed the importance of gaining minority votes after the meeting, saying that the party was aiming to capture and captivate their minds.
"So far as the minority vote share is concerned, Mr. Modi cited his own example of Gujarat, that there are about a 160 minority candidates who are representing Gujarat in various local bodies. So, he insisted on that-that several minority voters are inclined towards the BJP, and we need to captivate those voters and capture their imagination. We need to work with them and give them due respect and due position across the country," Lekhi said on Sunday. (ANI)