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BJP's aim to polarise votes will fail : Subodh Kant

BJP's attempt to polarise votes will fail as as the people have realised its politicisation of religion, Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, contesting from in Ranchi said.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2009 20:44 IST

BJP's attempt to polarise votes will fail as as the people have realised its politicisation of religion, Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, contesting from in Ranchi said.

"The frustration among the BJP leaders have made them adopt the fascist ideology as their one point agenda is just hurting religious sentiments to garner votes," he told newsmen in Ranchi. The party had faced drubbing in the assembly polls in Delhi and Rajasthan.

"Instead of talking on developmental issues, the BJP leaders are dividing the nation on religious ground. This will not be allowed," Sahai, whose fate will be decided on April 23, said.

Criticising BJP for its alleged 'anti-Muslim' stance, the minister said the leaders of that party had never participated in constructive debate in Parliament during the last five years. "Rather, they (the BJP leaders) disrupted the house on important issues."

Referring to the Kandahar hijack, he said the erstwhile NDA government had earned the 'dubious distinction' of escorting a dreaded terrorist to Afghanistan.

"But the UPA government after the Mumbai terror attack mounted pressure using diplomacy and exerted Pakistan to acknowledge that the attackers came from its soil," he said.