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Gloves off: BJP underlines Hindu ambitions as elections near

Updated : October 30, 2018 02:57 PM IST

Officially, the BJP says it represents all Indians, irrespective of religion. But while Modi has adopted economic development as his driving philosophy since being elected prime minister in 2014, the BJP has not shied away from openly endorsing causes of its mainly Hindu support base.
A BJP minister in one state that goes to the polls soon, Rajasthan, called on Friday on all Hindus to vote along religious lines, for the BJP, in what may be a breach of election rules.
Religion is a deeply political issue in the world's biggest democracy, which has seen a number of deadly communal riots between the majority Hindu and minority Muslim communities, including days of violence when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
Gloves off: BJP underlines Hindu ambitions as elections near
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