Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 | Last Update : 06:33 AM IST

179th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra114584081235431351 Andhra Pradesh6095585198915244 Tamil Nadu5309084757178685 Karnataka5029823940257808 Uttar Pradesh3362942632884771 Delhi2347011981034877 West Bengal2155801870614183 Odisha167161133466722 Telangana1670461353571016 Bihar164224149722855 Assam150349121610528 Kerala12221687341490 Gujarat119088999083271 Rajasthan109088906851293 Haryana103773816901069 Madhya Pradesh97906743981877 Punjab90032658182646 Chhatisgarh7777541111628 Jharkhand6710052807590 Jammu and Kashmir5971138521951 Uttarakhand3713924810460 Goa2678320844327 Puducherry2142816253431 Tripura2069612956222 Himachal Pradesh11190691997 Chandigarh92566062106 Manipur8430653951 Arunachal Pradesh6851496713 Nagaland5306407910 Meghalaya4356234232 Sikkim2119178923 Mizoram15069490
  India   Politics  24 Jan 2020  Congress, secular parties must unite, says ex-PM

Congress, secular parties must unite, says ex-PM

THE ASIAN AGE. | VINAY MADHAV
Published : Jan 24, 2020, 2:20 am IST
Updated : Jan 24, 2020, 2:20 am IST

Gowda alleged that the BJP government was trying to make Muslims second-grade citizens.

H.D. Deve Gowda
 H.D. Deve Gowda

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda has urged all secular-minded regional parties and the Congress to work out a common strategy to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government and its policies.

Mr Gowda, who was addressing a party rally here Thursday said, “We have faltered somewhere and the country is facing a hard time. In a bid to save the country from distress and avoid further damage to its secular fabric, all secular-minded parties and the Congress have to formulate a common strategy.”

 

Admitting that the JD(S) was a small party, Mr Gowda said that the BJP was promulgating several laws only on the basis of its numbers in Parliament. Everyone had now realised the adverse effects of these laws, he said.

Mr Gowda alleged that the BJP government was trying to make Muslims second-grade citizens and said that there were over 40 crore Muslims in India and wondered where they would go.

“Our party workers should have the courage to protest even at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. I alone sitting there (New Delhi) will have no impact. The greatest danger to the country is the CAA and the proposed NCR and NPR,” he said.

Tags: h.d. deve gowda