Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subrat Pathak has said that the party may not get votes from the Muslim community as it has scrapped Article 370, built temples in Ayodha and Kashi. Subrat, who represents UP's Kannauj in the Lok Sabha, during a public rally in his constituency said that the saffron party does not want votes "of those who support terrorism, raise pro-Pakistan slogans and dream of Sharia law in India".
"We won't get (Muslim) votes because we removed Article 370, built temples in Ayodha and Kashi & will build a temple in Mathura also," the BJP leader said.
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"BJP doesn't want votes of those who support terrorism, raise pro-Pak slogans and dream of Sharia law in India," he added.
BJP leaders, especially from Uttar Pradesh, are now raking up the issue of Mathura ahead of the Assembly polls. They are pressing for rapid development work in Mathura, which is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, on the lines of works in Ayodhya and Kashi.
Meanwhile, the BJP is looking for a gain in its vote bank with its increased association of Muslim families through various welfare schemes. The party is hopeful about bagging a higher Muslim vote share in the upcoming polls. Muslims in Uttar Pradesh form approximately 19 per cent of the state's population.
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