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UPA government is appeasing minorities: Advani

india Updated: Feb 20, 2009 23:15 IST

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate LK Advani, who kickstarted his election campaign for Gandhinagar seat on Friday, accused the UPA government of appeasing minorities.

“When UPA government came to power, Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) started his work by asking the armed forces to reveal their religious composition,” Advani accused at a public meeting in his Lok Sabha constituency of Gandhinagar.

“The chiefs of three wings of the armed forces had to tell prime minister that they consider their people as Indians and never differentiate with them on religious line,” he said.

Advani said, “poor people, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and farmers have the first right on the resources of this country.”

“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the first Home Minister ,of the country had said that nobody should talk about majority and minority after Independence. But unfortunately this has continued after Independence, Advani said