Joshi further said that the Congress party does not play politics in the name of religion.
In what could be a major blow to the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court earlier in the day banned holding of caste-based political rallies in Uttar Pradesh.
?Caste-based political meetings and rallies are against the Constitutional norms,? said a division bench comprising Justices Umanath Singh and Mahendra Dayal, while hearing public interest litigation.
The petitioner alleged that on July 7, the Bahujan Samaj Party held a Brahmin maha sammelan in Lucknow to garner votes for the upcoming general elections, which is totally against the Constitution.