Yatras to highlight failure of Cong-led coalition: BJP
LK Advani said the Congress-led coalition had given "tremendous boost to minorityism".india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 14:46 IST
BJP on Tuesday said it was forced to undertake the twin-
to highlight the "failure" of the Congress-led coalition on all fronts and to protest against politics of "minority appeasement" being practised by it.
"The country is facing unprecedented challenges ever since the Congress-led coalition came to power at the Centre and the Government has failed on all fronts," BJP President Rajnath Singh told reportersin New Delhi.
He was accompanied by Leader of the Opposition LK Advani.
Advani said the Congress-led coalition had given "tremendous boost to minorityism" which would destroy the country if not checked in time.
The idea of the yatras came when the Government announced "Muslim headcount" in the armed forces, which was a "blunder" and drew sharp reaction from across the country, he said.
Rajnath Singh said due to large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh, the demographic profile of the country has undergone a major change and accused the Congress and Left parties of playing communal politics.
Attacking the Government, he said the ruling coalition has failed on all fronts, including in the fields of foreign policy, internal security, energy security and defence security.
Advani had a dig at Justice UC Bannerjee, who headed the high-level committee constituted by the Railway Ministry which concluded that the Godhra train blaze was "accidental".
The Leader of the Oppostion said he received an SMS saying that Osama bin Laden was in search of Justice Bannerjee as he wanted to show that the 9/11 terror strikes in the US were "because of drunken pilots".
The BJP leader said the Congress-led Government was indulging in "minorityism" from the day it assumed power.
The attempts to give reservation for Muslims in Andhra Pradesh and restore the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University and plans to bring the controversial IMDT Act, scrapped by the Supreme Court, through the backdoor were examples in this regard, he added.
This was happening at a time when there was danger of Assam losing its character due to illegal immigration which has taken the shape of a "demographic invasion", he added.
In Kerala it was shocking that the Left parties as also the Congress got together to pass a resolution in the Assembly for freeing Coimbatore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madhani, Advani said.