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UPA sowing seeds of partition: Rajnath

Rajnath said that the cultural integrity alone could save India from disintegration.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 19:08 IST

Attacking the UPA government for "pursuing politics of minorityism and appeasement", BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday accused the Congress-led UPA government of 'sowing seeds of yet another partition'.

In an indication of the BJP going back to its 'Hindutva' moorings after the Jinnah episode, Singh reaffirmed the party's faith in 'Hindutva' and 'cultural nationalism'.

Rajnath said that the cultural integrity alone could save India from disintegration.

"The Congress is sowing seeds of another partition by pursuing politics of minorityism and appeasement....," he said addressing a well-attended BJP workers' conference.

To buttress his charge, Singh said, "The UPA government proposed to bring a legislation to restore the minority institution status to Aligarh Muslim University after it was struck down by the Supreme Court."

"Congress government in Andhra Pradesh declared to implement reservation policy for Muslims in violation of the Constitution and then the UPA government appointed a committee for the headcount of Muslims in the armed forces," he said.

The BJP president said that it was because of the Congress' 'votebank politics' that POTA was scrapped for being 'too harsh'.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 19:02 IST