Minorities in the country have never been safer than now, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party leader KJ Alphons on Wednesday claimed.
“Never has it been safer for minorities than under Modi,” the former Union minister said even as opposition parties jeered and pointed out cases of lynching of minorities in some parts of the country. He was responding to the Motion of Thanks on President’s address in the Upper House of Parliament.
He claimed that five years ago, people were saying Christians will be beaten up and churches will be burnt if the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power. “Have you seen any Christian being beaten up or any church being burnt [since the BJP came to power],” he asked. Alphons added that Modi is “more democratic” than anyone before him.