New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, Gujarat Chief Minister Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that minorities have seen all-round development in the state under his government. Referring to recent victory in the civic polls, he said victories of the BJP suggest the Muslims has realized that things have changed and still being changing under his regime.

He also asked the party cadres to go to the minority areas and convince everyone that under BJP the minorities are safe. He, however, made no assurance on whether he would give ticket to any Muslim at the forthcoming polls. Last time a Muslim was given BJP ticket was in the 1998 assembly elections to Ghani Kureshi from Vagra in Bharuch.

“We are not doing politics of appeasement. We want to talk about the welfare of all citizens. Every government is responsible for the welfare of all citizens and this is real rajdharma,” Modi said at a function of the state BJP minority cell at the Staff Training College in Gandhinagar.

He further claimed that Muslims in Gujarat have a per capita income of Rs875 against the national average of Rs804.


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