Rajnath hits back at Sonia and Rahul, says it is Congress that divides on religious lines

A day after the Congress accused BJP of being divisive, Rajnath hit back saying Congress divided people on religious lines.

New Delhi | Published:January 18, 2014 2:20 pm

Hitting back at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for calling BJP communal, party chief Rajnath Singh on Saturday accused the Congress of practising politics by dividing people along religious lines.

Singh also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks that it would be “disastrous” if Narendra Modi became the PM, and said that it was his tenure which had been a disaster while Gujarat had become a model state under Modi.

“I want to remind Sonia Gandhi that it was Manmohan Singh who had said that Muslims have the first right on India’s resources. If there is any party which takes decisions based on religious considerations, it is Congress. If there is any communal party, it is Congress,” Singh said while speaking at the National Council meet of the BJP.

He further added that it was Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, from her government, who spoke about “Hindu terror”.

Gandhi had in her speech at AICC meet on Friday said that opposition BJP’s ideology is divisive and communal.

Addressing party members, Singh said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was trying to appropriate credit for passage of Lokpal Bill though the legislation owed its existence to the efforts of social activist Anna Hazare and BJP leaders had also put pressure on the government.

The BJP president said that the Congress-led UPA government had failed to live-up to people’s expectations and the economy is in shambles.

He said Congress would want that a weak government comes to power at the Centre as a strong government under Modi could endanger its future.

“The governments provided by Narendra Modi in Gujarat, Shivraj Singh Chauhan in Madhya Pradesh and Raman Singh in Chhattisgarh have put a question mark over the Congress’ future in these states. The Congress fears that a strong government under Modi could do the same at the national level,” he said.

Singh said Modi had been a victim of propaganda to label him “communal” despite clean chit from courts and investigation agencies.

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  1. M
    Jan 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    This lady.s. death may have been due to mental health problems that come about following failing marriage and betrayal.Both the lady in france and in in India end up in Mental Hospitals.Some of the Western drugs pedaled by the drug co barons actually increase the risks of suicides and heart attacks etcdia had tens of thousands of a tradition of mental health healing using in built subliminalstability factors.About time we learn of those pillars of health and well being.Modern mental health drugs sold by Drug company barons often cause suicidal tendencies and inter act against other drugs that cause death.
    1. C
      Jan 18, 2014 at 10:18 am
      Voters are not fools so don't kid yourself. At least be honest and have courage to state what you really follow.
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        M S
        Jan 18, 2014 at 11:21 am
        True the congress is one of the most communal and corrupt parties of india. Its leaders are also most communal and corrupt. NaMo is the best if India has to progress at a fast pace.
        1. K
          Jan 18, 2014 at 11:52 am
          Rajnath ji, Please don't lie. Your party is dividing nation on communal lines for very long time. You drop your communal agenda only to share power, Your Ayodhya agenda divided the nation on communal lines. You don't have any Muslim leader, who has any following. Yes, you have some persons like-Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Shahnawaz Hussain and Nazma Heptulla in your kitty. But, do you they have any following or m base.
          1. M
            Jan 20, 2014 at 9:17 am
            This appeat in the COngress started long ago read stan or Parion of India by Dr B R Ambedkar - Chapter VII Part III. Know the real history of India
            1. M
              Jan 19, 2014 at 11:09 am
              This appeat on religious lines was first started by Mohandas Karamchand hi of the CONgress nearly 100 years ago. Read STAN OR PARION OF INDIA by Dr B R Ambedkar Chapter VII Part III
              1. M
                Jan 18, 2014 at 11:29 am
                To understand Congress' appeat policy which was started by Mohandas Karamchand hi my countrymen must read STAN OR PARION OF INDIA by Dr B R Ambedkar Chapter VII Part III. The should aslo read about the Great Calcutta Killing of 1946 and the Noakali Genocide also of 1946. The Bihar riot of 1946. Particular attention should be paid to see how hi and Nehru had acted, spoken and reacted over the incidents. All these are available on the net just Google Search. It would be an eye opener.
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                  Niraj Agarwal
                  Jan 18, 2014 at 10:19 am
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                    Nirlesh Patel
                    Jan 18, 2014 at 11:03 am
                    Congress must be demolished completely once and forever. I don't understand why people of india are still acting like slaves under the hi dynasty. when people will grow up and realize the mentality of congeress which is divide and rule.Why Mr. Ghandi did not ask for more cylinders earlier and now when election is here he just woke up for common man. What was he doing when prices were going up for everything? He never bothered to speak about it then. seems to me he just woke up as election is getting closer and congress is on losing trend.
                    1. G
                      Jan 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
                      At the present moment, I believe BJP is less corrupt, moreefficient and might be more ready to insute the development agenda better.And yet I will NEVER support the BJP because of its communal agenda. Here again,I must admit, all parties are a little communal; all of them profile voterscommunally, appoint election candidates communally, and approach voters atleast in a clandestine communal fashion. And yet, BJP's communal muscle-flexingin the name of the 80 percent strong Hindu community in a nation of over abillion is simply regressive, medieval and dangerous. It is only thanks to theaverage Hindu, tolerant and wanting to build a modern nation, that the BJPagenda never got majority support even during the great times of Vajpayee. I amafraid religious mobilization of such a huge majority like the Hindu communitycould easily turn this country into a stan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. InSouth Asia we are the only country that is looking progressive and modernistwith a tolerant and equitable national ethos giving enough elbowroom for everycitizen. Despite our many problems, we really look the nation for tomorrow.This would never have been the case if BJP ruled all these manypost-independence years instead of the imperfect Congress. Having said that, Iwouldn't mind the BJP coming to rule WITHOUT MAJORITY for a term or two. Itexposes themselves and makes the Congress humble and more pro-citizen.
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                        Surinder Sunner
                        Jan 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm
                        Many parties and so many PM candidates do not mean India isprogressing. Politicians shine by criticizing government but when they getchance to govern they do the same mistakes. I wish AAP was not hungry of power.If AAP becomes pro government India can achieve new heights. We can getstronger by uniting not by dividing. If someone want to become prime ministerby overriding his seniors and more qualified people of his own party how he canbecome stronger. Criticism is must for corrections not for dividing. Help governmentto do right instead of changing government. sssunner
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