Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA T Raja Singh Lodh on Monday claimed that only those “begging for vote” are hosting Iftar parties. The MLA from Goshamahal constituency of Hyderabad in his Facebook post also said, “Green book (Quran) is responsible for spreading terrorism in India and due to this he will neither host nor attend any Iftar party with those who “talk of killing Hindus”.
“These days, many Telangana legislators are busy hosting Iftar parties, wearing skull caps and taking selfies. They think if they have to do vote bank politics, they will have to think of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (together with all, development for all). This is their thinking. Those who sit with them (attend Iftar parties) are ‘vote ke bikhari’ (beggars for vote). My thinking is different,” Indian Express quoted Raja’s statement.
The BJP leader also asserted that he dreamt of return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, ban on cow slaughter and construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. However, this is not the first time the MLA has made controversial statements. Earlier, he had courted controversy by saying that the heads of those opposing the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya must be chopped off.