With the Lok Sabha elections in mind, the ruling party BJP is going all out with the promotions to get a second successive chance to be at the Center. And the promotions have been controversial.
The latest in the list of questionable tactics to get votes, is this tweet from the party which quotes Amit Shah.
We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs: Shri @AmitShah #NaMoForNewIndia— BJP (@BJP4India) April 11, 2019
People started questioning omission of other communities from the tweet and while many criticised the party, there was one response in particular that caught people’s eyes.
It was a tweet by Avtar Singh who requested the party to remove ‘Sikhs’ from the tweet and stated that Muslims are like ‘brothers’ to them.
Kindly don’t use Sikhs for your votes….we will be happy if you remove “sikhs” as well from your tweet….muslims are our brothers as much as Hindus or other religions….— Avtar Singh (@AvtarSi18298015) April 11, 2019
This tweet got a lot of appreciation from the people, who were all rooting for peace and harmony.
We can live together, whatever the situation.— VIKRAMRG (@VikramG92538178) April 11, 2019
We the people of INDIA…!!!!!
JAI HIND … !!!
Well said ❤️— Sidhique (@sidhique96) April 11, 2019
We are united and we will fight to save our democracy. We all are brothers.— 🇨🇮 Neeraj Antil 🇨🇮 (@Neerajkumar2387) April 12, 2019
Total Respect! More voices like this would put an end to these divisive motives— kukki44 ( انجنا ملھوترا ) (@kukk44) April 11, 2019
Thank you for saying this brother.— ~Shuaib~ (@shuaib24) April 12, 2019
About time the politicians realise that we as citizens expect a better discourse and not rubbish statements like the one this thread is written on.
Love and Peace 🤘👍🤝
Salute you brother for standing up to power in defense of what is right— Karthikeyan Giriloga (@kartgirilog) April 12, 2019
Well Said Avtar. Your tweet fell true to the teachings of Gurbani- “Na Ko Bairi Nahi Bigaana, Sagal Sang Hum Kau Ban Aayi”. No one is my enemy and no one is a stranger, I perfectly get along with all. Sikhs were against oppressions not Islam & how can we forget Sain Mian Mir.— Kanwaljeet Singh (@Kanwalj22895432) April 12, 2019
Thank you, Sir. In these trying times, people like you give hope to all of us – whether we belong to the minority or the majority – that common humanity may still survive.— Mulish Malayali #RebuildKerala (@vpt_) April 12, 2019