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.
  2. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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