JMM Calls for Suspension of BJP’s Political Party Status Over Alleged Communal Rhetoric

JNS: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has taken a strong stance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), seeking the suspension of its recognition as a political party. In a letter addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner, JMM Central General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent election speeches in Palamu, Chaibasa, and Sisai, where he allegedly incited hatred against Muslims.

Bhattacharya condemned the use of unparliamentary language by the BJP’s star campaigner against Muslims, stating that such rhetoric not only threatens communal harmony in Jharkhand but also disrupts the peace in a state known for its composite culture among Adivasis and Moolwasis.

Pointing to the BJP’s violation of its 1980 affidavit, in which the party swore to refrain from using religion in election speeches, Bhattacharya expressed concern over Modi’s statements accusing the Congress of attempting to share reservations meant for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes with Muslims. He cited the example of how the Congress allegedly categorized Muslims as OBCs in Karnataka overnight to grant them reservation benefits in jobs.

The JMM leader also criticized the silence of its coalition partners, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Rashtriya Janata Dal, regarding the alleged intentions of the Congress. The JMM’s letter reflects a growing tension between the opposition party and the BJP as the election campaign in Jharkhand heats up.

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