‘Change Names of Your Muslim Ministers’: OP Rajbhar Attacks BJP

Rajbhar said that the tactic has been deployed to divert attention of the oppressed from pressing issues.

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Uttar Pradesh Minister OP Rajbhar launched a scathing attack on Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on their name changing spree and said that the party should first change the names of three of their Muslim leaders, ANI reported.

Rajbhar pointed out that the ruling party changed the names of Mughalsarai and Faizabad, christened by the Mughals.

They have a national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohsin Raza - three Muslim faces of the BJP. They should change their names first.
OP Rajbhar, Uttar Pradesh Minister to ANI

Sharpening his attack, the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief alleged that the tactic has been deployed to divert attention of the oppressed from the pressing issues that have been troubling them.

Alleging that Muslims have contributed immensely unlike any other community, he further asked, “Should we throw away the GT Road? Who built the Red Fort? Who built the Taj Mahal."

Rajbhar also directed his barb at PM Modi for demonetisation. "What was the use of demonetisation if all the money came back to the Reserve Bank of India? If they want to end corruption, then they should illegalise the use of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 notes," ANI quoted the minister as saying.

In a controversial move, the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently renamed Allahabad as Prayagraj and mooted the idea of changing Faizabad to Ayodhya. This has prompted Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani to re-open the issue of renaming Ahmedabad as 'Karnavati’. BJP leader Sangeet Som, second time MLA from Sardhana in UP, has also demanded that Muzaffarnagar be renamed as Laxminagar.

(With inputs from ANI)

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