'Pre poll survey unethical'

'Pre poll survey  unethical'

Attempt to woo voters indirectly: Khan

Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan has termed pre poll survey as immoral and unethical at a time when the electioneering process has already commenced in the country. It is an attempt to influence the voters indirectly. 

Addressing a press meet here on Tuesday, he said that the 16th Lok Sabha poll is a battle between the forces of secularism and communalism.

“We are confident that people will vote for secularism. We are seeking votes based on the achievement of the UPA government. All of us want India to remain a secular country. However, disturbances caused by communal forces to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere and endanger the secular fabric are a threat to democracy.” 

The Union Minister said that the opposition are accusing the Congress of not implementing Sachar C  ommittee recommendations. The government has implemented 66 recommendations of the committee.

If the UPA III comes to power, then all the minorities who are entitled for scholarship will get it. What is Gujarat model BJP Prime Ministertial candidate Narendra Modi is talking about: Gujarat was a developed state when he became the CM. He had just carried forward the development.

No new refineries were set up after he became the Chief Minister. Godhra riot occurred during his tenure as a CM. Owning moral responsibility, he should have tendered resignation. If he becomes the PM, then it would be the darkest day in the history of the country. 

No terrorist activity

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh C Ramesh Chennithala has said that there is no terrorist activities in Kerala. “It was Modi’s view that Kerala is nurturing terrorist activities. Kerala police are active and the State is safe.” 

Maoists have made their presence felt in four to five districts in Kerala. Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu officials are working out a strategy to contain the Maoist activities. 

Stating that restoring secular fabric of the country is need of the hour, he said Modi and RSS are trying to weaken the secular fabric of the country. People will not tolerate autocratic way of functioning of Modi.

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