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BJP trying to communalise politics ahead of 2014 polls: Digvijaya

PTI  New Delhi, July 07, 2013
First Published: 16:00 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 16:03 IST(7/7/2013)

Accusing the BJP of attempting to communalise politics in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday asked non-BJP ruled states, including Bihar led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to be careful.

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"I saw Ravishankar Prasad saying that probably Pune Bakery blasts culprits were also doing recee (of the Bodhgaya temple site). This is the kind of politics of hate and communalism in which the BJP specialises in.

"For god's sake, please let the investigation be completed and please do not communalise each act of terrorism. The BJP and the Sangh want to communalise politics in India again in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections," the Congress leader alleged.

He was reacting to the BJP leader's statement after the Mahabodhi temple blasts that there were media reports about intelligence briefs on the people behind the Pune German bakery blast having also recceed the temple site.

"The non-BJP ruled states must be careful and more so, Mr Nitish Kumar should be more careful," Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

The advise by the Congress leader to the Bihar chief minister comes at a time when the BJP and the JD(U) have ended their 17-year-old alliance recently.

Attacking the Centre and the state government for failing to prevent the blasts in Mahabodhi temple, Prasad in the morning said, "We were told that there were repeated intelligence briefs including those involved in the German bakery case. The media is repeating that they (the perpetrators in the bakery case) had done reccee of temple at Bodh Gaya."

"There were warnings but no precaution was taken. Law and order is a state subject but it is a lapse in which the state and the Government of India will have to share responsibility and accountability," he said.


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