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Naidu slams CPM, Cong for 'pseudo secularism'

india Updated: Apr 06, 2009 18:09 IST

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Flaying the CPI-M and the Congress for their "pseudo secularism", senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said "Jehadi terrorism" is not bothering both the parties.

"Jehadi terrorism is the biggest danger India is facing, but for both Congress and CPI(M) this is not an issue," he said, adding "One party goes with Muslim League and the other goes with National League and they say they are secular and dub BJP as communal."

Alleging that both Congress-led UDF and LDF spearheaded by CPI-M have openly supported "fundamentalist group", he said they have even passed a resolution in the Kerala Assembly pleading for Abdul Nasser Madani, when he was in prison in connection with the Coimbatore serial blasts case.

He claimed that BJP-led NDA will get a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha polls. Overall in the country, BJP hopes to cross the 182 seats it had won on its own in 2004 election, he told reporters at nearby Nedumbassery.

On BJP candidate from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi's detention under NSA, he alleged that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had committed a "biggest blunder by misusing the Act against him".

Talking to reporters at nearby Nedumbassery, he said, "It will boomerang on Mayawati and she will be taught a fitting lesson in the coming election," adding, "The Congress which is remaining silent will also pay a heavy price."