Cong indulging in minority appeasement: Rajnath
The BJP accused the Congress of involving in politics of minority appeasement and trying to divide the country.india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 05:00 IST
The BJP on Saturday accused the Congress of involving in politics of minority appeasement and trying to divide the country on the basis of religion.
"Congress should stop its politics of appeasement," BJP president Rajnath Singh told a public meeting in Raigarh after his Bharat Suraksha Yatra entered Chhattisgarh from Orissa.
The BJP president also accused the Congress of trying to divide the country on the basis of religion.
"Reservation was being given on that basis. Muslims should not be treated as vote bank rather they should be treated as human beings," Singh said.
Coming down heavily on AICC president Sonia Gandhi, he said she had resigned from her Lok Sabha seat out of compulsion.
"But that was being painted by Congressmen as sacrifice and dedication," he said.
"After she was sure to lose the Lok Sabha membership because of the 'office of profit' issue, Gandhi resigned and that was also a result of the intra-fighting of the UPA," he claimed.
"Naxal menace is becoming a threat to the nation," he said.
There were reports of ISI links with Maoists and hence the Centre should prepare an integrated action plan to deal with that menace, he said.
First Published: Apr 09, 2006 05:00 IST