A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member for 38 years and party’s prominent Muslim face in saffron stronghold, Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, Usman Patel on Saturday quit accusing his party of doing politics of hatred.
“It’s no longer the same BJP as the party is now involved in the politics of hatred,” Patel in a video message said while announcing that he has resigned from the primary membership of the party along with his supporters.
The CAA and NPR proposed by the BJP Government is against the constitution and is anti-Muslim, alleged the two-time corporator from Muslim dominated Khajrana area of Indore.
I am with the mothers and sisters who are protesting on the road, added Patel who claimed that he had joined BJP after being inspired by late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
To add hundreds of BJP minority cell members have quit in cities like Bhopal, Indore, Khargone, Khandwa, Harda and at many other places against implementation of CAA, NRC and NPR in the last few weeks.
Besides Bhopal where a protest is continuing at Iqbal Maidan for close to two months, anti-CAA protests are going on at several other towns in Madhya Pradesh.