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BJP National Executive meet: Amit Shah says intolerance not taken up when party workers were killed in Kerala, West Bengal

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah Monday spoke against "selective" intolerance, saying it was "hotly debated" during elections but not taken up when his party workers were killed in Kerala and West Bengal.

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

Selective intolerance was not good for democracy, he told the party's national executive.

Shah's remarks come against the backdrop of political violence in Kerala and West Bengal and the killing of journalists in Bengaluru and Tripura.

Certain acts of intolerance were glossed over and some others were passionately debated, a party statement quoted Shah as saying. "When our workers are killed in Kerala or West Bengal, when atrocities take place against them, when Kashmiri Pandits are evicted, then intolerance is not talked about. But whenever we approach elections, intolerance is hotly debated.

"If there's no consistency in raising the issue of intolerance then no one has any right to raise it," he said.


Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 22:13 PM

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