BJP will not field Muslim candidate for Belagavi by-poll: Minister K S Eshwarappa


Daijiworld Media Network - Belagavi (MS)

Belagavi, Nov 29: State rural development and Panchayat Raj minister K S Eshwarappa has said that the BJP will not give ticket to any Muslim candidate in the by-election to Belagavi Lok Sabha seat.

Speaking in the city, Eshwarappa said, "Whether we give (ticket) to Kurubas or Lingayats or Vokkaligas or Brahmins, we will not give to a Muslim.

"Belagavi is the center of Hindutva. BJP will not give ticket to anyone belonging to the Muslim community here. We will give tickets to Hindutva proponents. I don't know whether we will give tickets to followers of Shankaracharya, Rani Chennamma or Sangolli Rayanna," he added.

He further said that state and national leaders of the party will select a candidate who can gain the trust of the people and win the election.

"In BJP, there is no question of Kuruba, Lingayat, Vokkaliga or Brahmin community. We will all sit together and discuss. This is the system, it is democratic. No party other than the BJP has such a democratic system," he added.

The Belagavi Lok Sabha seat fell vacant recently following the death of Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, who represented the seat, due to COVID-19.

The bypoll for the seat is yet to be announced by the Election Commission.

This is not the first time Eshwarappa has made such comments.

In April last year, Eshwarappa had in Koppal said BJP will not give tickets to Muslims to contest the elections as they do not believe in the party.

However, he had subsequently clarified that he was not hater of any community including Muslims and his statement was in response to a question about a specific leader from the community getting a ticket from the BJP.


With PTI inputs

 

 

  

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Mon, Nov 30 2020

    I don’t think this guy knows the meaning of democracy, This kind of Idealogy puts the country down We need MP who serves the people.

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  • Chareles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    This kind of statement by a leader of BJP was not required.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    Who listens to K S Eshwarappa ...

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  • A A, LONDON

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    Not surprising. BJP is known for this kind of politics. It is a pity that a lot opportunist Muslims are in this party not knowing the intensity of damage they caused to the social fabric of our country.
    Sab ka sath is only a mere slogan. All their policies and laws are not only anti muslims, much of them are anti people too.
    Who benefitted from demonetisation apart from cronies?

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    AA London
    Prove that demonitization was against Muslims
    Or even against public.

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  • Sheikh, Alkhobar

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    He is right just because of hatred against Muslim bjp winning election therefore it is not possible to chose Muslim candidate in election

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    Whole India proud of late Dr Abdul kalam Azad. He belongs to same community.

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    DR. APJ used to pray in mosque and also used do Bhajan in temple, how many of you do Bhajan and pray together? So you cannot DR. APJ to any religion because he was above than a religion and have highest respect to this great soul.

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Dubai8

    Mon, Nov 30 2020

    Manu, mangalore
    how many of you have gone to mosque and prayed?

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    Ishwarappa can contest independently to publish his new jokes before and after election

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  • Mohammed Sakib, Puttur / Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    These are not jokes !!!!! , but very calculated statements to trigger sentiments of innocents people & poor public always falls for this. Nobody asks for candidates who could bring development to their constituency. We still have power cuts (load shedding), Roads are very bad shape.

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  • Mohammed Ishaq, Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    Dear Sir,

    Please stop useless speaking... speak state/Municipality/Town Municipality/Panchayat development.... always Hindu/Muslim..... who care's your ticket...

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Sun, Nov 29 2020

    Eshwarapp Sir, what about Mr, Shahnawaz Hussain, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,Najma,
    Khushboo etc...... Shame Eshwarapp Sir . This is the reason I am not join BJP.

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