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Rajnath blasts UPA on appeasement

india Updated: Oct 29, 2006 16:10 IST
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BJP NATIONAL president Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the BJP would continue to oppose firmly the Congress led UPA government’s minority appeasement policy. The BJP would never accept religion-based reservation, he said addressing an election meeting of party candidate Rampal Singh at Madhavganj Chowk at Vidisha city on the last day of campaigning for the by-polls.

Singh said the Congress always believed in politics of appeasement and now, it was playing politics on Vande Matram also. He said Vande Matram was not anti-muslim. The pious song had inspired the revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Ashfaqullah Khan to lay their lives to achieve freedom for the country. 

He said till the BJP was in the country’s politics it would never accept religion based reservation. He alleged the UPA government did not take effective steps against Pakistan for the sake of votes despite evidences suggesting Pakistan’s ISI hands in bomb explosions in Mumbai and Malegaon.

He said the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced at a public meeting in Gujarat that India would not have any dialogue with Pakistan until that country destroyed terrorists camps. But within a short span of one month he shook hands with Pakistan President General Parvez Musharraf to resume the dialogue. Attacking the Centre on price rise he said in the last two and a half years petrol price had been increased seven times.

He appreciated the leadership and commitment of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said Vidisha nominee Rampal Singh was his duplicate copy.

In a lighter vein he said he wished he had contested election from Vidisha Parliamentary constituency. For, it was this constituency from where Shankardayal Sharma won the election and became President of India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee won the election from here and became Prime Minister and Chouhan became the chief minister.

Those who shared dais with Rajnath Singh were the party’ national general secretary Ananth Kumar, State BJP president Satyanarayan Jatia, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, PWD minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, School Education Minister of State Paras Jain, Gurucharan Singh, Rajendra Pande, Om Sakhlecha, Umakant Sharma and Mohar Singh.