The minority cell of the BJP has finally woken up and is making a belated attempt to get rid of the stigma of slotting Muslim women in burqas and men in skullcaps. A message has gone out that it should be found out as to who was behind the initial directive at a recent Modi rally and the rectify the mistake.
The party is still trying to look for an escape route and saying that this was not an official stance either of the party’s PM candidate Narendra Modi or that of the party. If such a directive was issued by one of the party organisers then it is not to be repeated, party insiders said.
In case, this was a mischief done by someone outside the party – and this seems to be rather incredulous – then the party workers have been asked to clarify in no uncertain terms that it was not the BJP’s doing.