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M.P. BJP minority cell secy. quits post over CAA, NRC

Akram Khan’s resignation letter

Akram Khan’s resignation letter   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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‘Can’t tolerate indecent remarks by colleagues against a community,’ he says

BJP minority cell secretary in Madhya Pradesh Akram Khan has quit from his post over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC).

“I respect the party’s decision on the CAA and the NRC and have been serving it for 25 years,” Mr. Khan told reporters. “But some colleagues have been making indecent comments against a particular community, which is unbearable and hurts sentiments.”

In his resignation letter, addressed to minority cell president Sanvar Patel, Mr. Khan wrote, “I tender my resignation over NRC and CAA. Kindly accept it.”

He stated that he had apprised the senior leadership of the comments. “I can’t resist provocative remarks made by fellow BJP workers.”

BJP State media in-charge Lokendra Parashar, however, denied the allegation. “Akramji has become a victim of the misinformation campaign on the law. After resigning, he should explain to everyone, especially the Muslims, anti-minority provisions in the law. If he fails in that, that means he even betrayed minorities,” he said.

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