Karnataka minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj KS Eshwarappa on Sunday, September 16, said patriotic Muslims will vote for the BJP while those who are in favour of Pakistan will hesitate in doing the same.
“Everyone has a wish for Akhanda Bharat, why it is not happening is because of fear that they (section of politicians) may not get Muslim votes.” Eshwarappa was quoted as saying in PTI report.
While speaking at an event in Bengaluru, the minister said, “Before BJP government came to power I happened to meet a couple of Congress MLAs who expressed a desire to come to BJP, but claimed that they have over 50,000 Muslim votes in their constituencies and may face defeat if they lose that, which is kind of a ‘Hijada’ (eunuch) behaviour.”
Eshwarappa further added, “I told them (Congress MLAs) that in my constituency, my community, Kuruba vote is about 8,000-10,000 and there is more than 50,000 Muslim votes. I have till today not gone to a single Muslim saluting him for a vote. I have won by a lead of over 47,000 votes,” he said.
“Why I’m saying this-Journalists write down this. A rashtra bhakta (patriot) Muslim will vote for BJP, and those who are pro Pakistan and rashtra drohis (traitors) will hesitate to vote for BJP,” the Minister added.
“Cow slaughter is banned in a way, but it has to be done completely. When there was BJP government in the past we had done it, but the Congress government came to power and removed it. I’m saying this in this meeting, in front of holy seers that this government will ban cow slaughter, let there be no doubt,” Eshwarappa said on banning cow slaughter in Karnataka.