In another embarrassment for Congress, it stands exposed again for manufacturing false narratives this time by political manipulation and intimidation. Nasir Abbas Bismillah, the grandson of Bharat Ratna Bismillah Khan, has said that the family was brainwashed by the Congress party functionaries in 2014 when they had refused an invitation from the then Lok Sabha Candidate from Varanasi PM Modi to become a proposer in his nomination form.
Nasir stated that his family was approached by Congress party functionaries to reject the invite. According to Nasir, “Our family member had received an invite from Modi jee to be proposers for his nomination in the 2104 Lok Sabha elections, which our family had accepted, but some Congress party members approached and brainwashed our family. They insisted we say the version that Congress party wanted to portray instead of our views, Congress leaders also asked to declare our self as Congress supports including my grandfather Bismillah Khan, hence we are refusing the invitation.”
The grandson of legendary musician Bismillah Khan also added that the family now regrets their decision and rejecting the offer of PM Modi was a big mistake and now the entire family wants to be a part of Narendra Modi’s nomination process.
Bismillah has expressed remorse for not backing PM Modi’s nomination in 2014 on the word of some local Congress leaders. Here is his complete statement
“In 2014, we were simple people with no knowledge about the politics in the world. We still don’t. We are musicians involved in creating melodies. But some people from the local Congress wing had come to our house and told us to do as per their instructions. And following them, my family had rejected the invitation from a great leader like PM Modi. We have this great remorse that on Congress’ word, elders in our family did this. We regret insulting the great honour given to us by PM Modi.”, said Bismillah.
Describing how his family’s innocence was misused by the Congress, he said:
“Local Congress leaders who have known our family brainwashed the elders in the family and told them to do according to their wishes. These leaders are close to our family since my grandfather’s times, and hence I do not wish to reveal their names.”
PM Modi is set to file for nomination at Varanasi on April 26, 2019. Varanasi is set to go to polls on May 19. The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections will be held from April 11 to May 19 in seven phases, with the counting of votes scheduled for May 23. The results of the Lok Sabha polls will also be declared on May 23.
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