BJP out to stroke communal passions with 'love jihad': Congress

Written by PTI | Lakhimpur | Updated: Aug 31 2014, 01:55am hrs
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasad today alleged that BJP intended to provoke communal passions by raising issues like "love jihad" and "Hindu nation".

Terming "love jihad" as BJP sponsored issue, the former minister accused the BJP of creating division among people along religious and communal lines.

"Since independence, the country never encountered term 'love jihad' but now the BJP is raising the fictitious issue to derive political mileage and to divide the people," he alleged.

Jitin said that even after 100 days in power, the BJP Government has failed to fulfil any of its electoral promises and only "irrelevant issues were raised".

"Cane growers are languishing, power crisis is becoming a major issue, inflation is also on the rise but all these issues are nowhere," he said.

The Congress leader said the BJP government had failed to introduce any public welfare scheme despite being 100 days in power and it had stalled a number of such schemes which were started by the Congress government.

He threatened to launch an agitation against the Union Government if the schemes and programmes of previous UPA regime were not implemented.