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BJP bid to woo muslim votes

BJP bid to woo muslim votes

New Delhi: In a bid to reach out to Muslims, BJP Monday insisted that it is not against the community and accused the Congress of creating a fear psychosis in the minds of the minorities about the party coming to power.

The main opposition party asked its cadres to prepare for Lok Sabha elections, saying these could be held this year rather than next year.

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj asked the BJP cadres, including women workers, to propagate the achievements of states where the party is in power and highlight the "failures" of the Congress-ruled states as well as the Centre in the run-up to the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing the national executive of BJP's Mahila Morcha here, she asked the BJP women workers to be ready for early polls. "Mission 2014 may even become Mission 2013 looking at the state of this government," she said.

Speaking at the event, former BJP president Nitin Gadkari alleged that Congress is creating a fear psychosis in the minds of the Muslims that if BJP is voted to power it will do grave injustice to them.

"They are giving this wrong impression for votebank politics... We follow a policy of neither appeasement nor discrimination. BJP is not against Muslims but against terrorism," he said.

He alleged that Congress-led UPA is indulging in "all-round loot" of the country and "the nation is on the verge of bankruptcy and soon we may have to pledge our gold."

BJP plans to appoint two women workers at each booth across the country during the Lok Sabha elections.

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