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BJP trying to divide country: Sonia

india Updated: Nov 26, 2008 14:54 IST

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Accusing the BJP of trying to divide the country on the issue of terrorism, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the party which is giving "lessons" to the government should instead rein in organisations associated with it.

"The opposition has no social issue to raise in the polls except terror, terror. They have always tried to divide and rule. They are disturbing the communal harmony and national unity," Gandhi said addressing an election rally in Bhiteba village, five kms from Behror.

"How dare they talk of terrorism? It was there leader who escorted terrorists to Afghanistan and parliament was attacked when their prime ministerial candidate was the Home Minister," the UPA chairperson said referring to the 1999 Kandhar plane hijack episode.

In a veiled attack on Sangh Parvar outfits, she said "they should control their organisations instead of giving lessons to others.... Terrorism has no religion but it is the country's worst enemy."

On the allegation of failure to control Naxal menace , she claimed the violence by Left wing extremists was rising in states ruled by BJP.

"They have selfish interests. They talks of Naxal violence but it is occurring in the states ruled by them.... They are trying to poison the atmosphere."

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