Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), April 22 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Saturday said that it is the government responsiblity to take care of all citizens irrespective of the faiths they practiced.
Azam told ANI, "Ideology and the Constitution are two different things. Those who are stick to the BJP ideology vote for them, those who are anti-BJP, vote for the opposition, but, it is the government's responsibility to extend their support to each and every individual."
Responding to the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement of the government giving Muslims 'proper sanctity', Azam Khan said, "Who all have not voted for BJP, our government is not ready to take them as Hindu, then why would they take Muslims as Muslims."
On Friday, Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a Hero Mindmine Summit said, "We have got thirteen chief ministers of our own. Have we witnessed any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service? We don't get Muslim votes. I acknowledged very clearly, but have we given them proper sanctity or not?"
Taking on the Left and elements in the media attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prasad extended them his best wishes.
"We have a problem with some of our friends. Mostly, the Leftist friends and journalists who entertain a pathological hatred of Narendra Modi. Good luck to them," Prasad quipped.
The Union Minister went ahead to state that Left is "left out" all over the world and has also faced defeat in India.
"They are left out in Bengal, are surviving in Kerala and Tripura, but the Left has got a very good campus in Delhi, which is the JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and I always say the Left also needs some consolation prize. So, JNU is their consolation prize, we don't mind that," Prasad said. (ANI)