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India is secular: Congress lambasts BJP for trying to reduce importance of Christmas


Kohima: The Congress in Nagaland lambasted the NDA government at the Centre on Tuesday for trying to reduce the significance of Christmas Day by making it a working day.

 India is secular: Congress lambasts BJP for trying to reduce importance of Christmas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"The attempt of the BJP government at the Centre to reduce the significance of Christmas day by chalking out various programmes on December 25 and making it a working day is a direct attack on the secular fabric of the Indian Constitution," said Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) Media Cell Chairman Captain G K Zhimomi in a statement here.

"The BJP government declaring December 25 as "Good Governance Day" and PMO directing that Christmas day be a working day, Ministry of HRD issuing circular for educational institutions to organise various academic programmes on this auspicious day for Christian believers, has once again exposed the true communal credentials of the BJP government that is at the mercy of the RSS and its affiliates of religious extremists," the Nagaland Congress said.

The NPCC Media Cell also said that the BJP-RSS combine has only exposed its intolerance for religious minorities who are now being made to feel insecure and unwanted in their own country by heating up communal temperatures.

The NPCC appealed to all right thinking citizens to condemn this "religious sacrilege" undertaken by the BJP-RSS combine that is no different from "Taliban Regime" and has enough potential to set the country on the road to destruction much to the delight of the country’s neighbouring adversaries.



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Updated Date: Dec 23, 2014 15:36:37 IST

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