Congress’ Chandrakant Srivastava defended his get together‘s guarantees and mentioned society has to vary with instances.
Controversy erupted in Gujarat’s Vadodara after Congress in its manifesto for the upcoming civic physique polls promised ‘relationship vacation spot with espresso outlets‘ to the youth.
The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) lodged a robust protest saying that Congress has by no means related itself with ‘Indian values’ and the get together‘s promise of ‘relationship locations‘ will promote ‘Love Jihad’.
Talking to ANI, Vadodara BJP president Vijay Shah mentioned, “The Congress has by no means accepted Indian traditions as its personal. Relationship is a western idea. Western society must date as a result of most individuals do not stay with households. They date to share their feelings. In India, particularly in Gujarat, the place most individuals stay in joint households, there are numerous folks within the household to share their feelings with. There isn’t a requirement for relationship right here.”
The BJP chief mentioned relationship is expounded to “bodily attraction and there’s no emotional attraction in relationship” and added that the Congress’ manifesto will mislead the youth.
“After relationship they might additionally promote alcohol and medicines. There’s a group that tries to mislead younger Hindu women. Relationship can promote love jihad. We are going to carry a regulation in opposition to love jihad within the subsequent meeting session,” Mr Shah acknowledged.
Nevertheless, Congress’ Chandrakant Srivastava defended his get together‘s guarantees and mentioned that society has to vary with the instances.
“Each coin has two sides. Each manifesto presents an ideology. Folks will all the time discover issues with every part. However we have now to work for what’s greatest for most individuals. We should change with the instances,” mentioned Srivastava.
Six cities in Gujarat — Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar– are going for civic physique elections on February 21