In veiled a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his strident criticism on Land bill, Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kalraj Mishra today accused him of spreading lies to confuse people and in the process getting himself confused.
“A Congress leader is going around the country and confusing people and farmers about land bill. The party has no issue (to raise). The leader is following Goebbels’ theory where if a lie was uttered repeatedly for hundred times, it will become a truth,” he said in an apparent reference to Gandhi who had been attacking the Land bill as “anti-farmer”.
“However in this case, after confusing the people, he himself gets confused… I don’t want to take the name of the leader,” Mishra told reporters here.
He charged the opposition parties with raking up ‘fake issues’ be it (over) labour law amendments, land acquisition bill or yoga.
“They have no issue to raise and are raising only fake issues,” he said.
To a question regarding the proposed amendments to labour laws, Mishra, Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, said, “That will be done”.
On the opposition to yoga, particularly from Muslims, he said there was no religion involved in it.
“It is a theme of health. Parties are making it a political issue. They should have positive thinking, as yoga connects and unites the people, as it is a combination of materialism and spiritualism,” he said.
“As I am in BJP and also in the Government, I, Kalraj take full responsibility and say that the 125 crore Indians are one and united,” he said.
On construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, he said though it was in the BJP manifesto, the first priority was development and to improve the infrastructure base in the country.
When asked about RJD-JD(U) alliance in Bihar, he said they were badly defeated in Lok Sabha elections and same fate would befall them in the Assembly polls too.
“I have toured Bihar and people want BJP to come to power. BJP will get full majority,” he asserted.