BJP leader Farooq Khan, while condemning utterances made by Congress candidate from Saharanpur, Imran Masood, said in a press conference at party headquarters on Saturday that the growing popularity Narendra Modi and wide-spread anger and resentment against the Congress-led UPA had made them (Congress) to attack Modi using "undemocratic and unsocial language".
Khan said that it has been routine practice in Congress to indulge in communalising politics to mislead and seek votes of Muslims.
He said that whatever Masood said against Modi is not just by chance.
"It is part of the Congress' strategy to paint BJP and Narendra Modi as anti-Muslims, and its leaders have been making such communally motivated statements from time to time," said Khan.
"Even Sonia Gandhi had used the phrase 'merchant of death' for Modi. Repeated and baseless allegations against Modi are reflection of frustration among the entire leadership of Congress, which is fearing defeat in the forthcoming Lok Sabha election," he added.
Khan said that time and again all the allegations against Narendra Modi have come out to be "false and baseless".
"Even the highest court has given a clean chit to Modi. But the Congress cannot digest the same, as it wants to arouse sentiments and get votes of Muslims," said Khan.