Political untouchability should be made an offence, says Advani
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Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday said that like in social life, there should be no place for untouchability in politics. "On the lines of a law against untouchability in social life, political untouchability should also be made an offence," Advani said in his address during a function of the Shaheed Parivar Fund organised by the Hind Samachar Group. When asked on what context he was speaking, Advani declined to comment any further.
Advani made this statement after Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said, in the same function, that on such platforms where all parties are invited for a common cause, political parties should adopt at least one resolution regarding issues like poverty, terrorism and drug addiction, on which, a bill can be enacted collectively to get rid of such menaces.
"At least one such bill, which benefits the country, should be passed after consensus is built on such platforms," she said.
CLP leader Sunil Jakhar on the other hand said that in Punjab, the definition of martyrs was being changed, with "terrorists being hailed as martyrs." Stating that the BJP's silence on the issue was disturbing, Jakhar expressed hope that Advani would take up the matter seriously.
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