Stepping up attack on Prime Minister, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today accused him and the BJP of "polarising the country" through a "strategy" to make Hindus and Muslims fight with each other while remarking that Narendra Modi has a "history".
Stepping up attack on Prime Minister, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today accused him and the BJP of “polarising the country” through a “strategy” to make Hindus and Muslims fight with each other while remarking that Narendra Modi has a “history”.
Gandhi alleged that “BJP people” were involved in the Dadri lynching incident and dismissed Modi’s pitch for communal harmony, alleging that he did not seem to want to stop his party that was behaving in a “completely different way”.
“The BJP and the Prime Minister have a strategy of polarising this country. They have a strategy of making Hindus and Muslims fight with each other,” he told reporters at Mandya after visiting two families of debt-ridden farmers who committed suicide in the district recently.
Asked about Modi’s comments at an election rally in Bihar pitching for communal harmony and brotherhood, Gandhi said, “It is nice for the Prime Minister to make such comments. But the Prime Minister has a history and the Prime Minister has a party that is behaving in a completely different way which he doesn’t seem to want to stop.”
Modi had said Hindus and Muslims should decide whether to “fight each other” or “together” to overcome poverty while asking the people to ignore “irresponsible” statements of politicians.
“..You can see in every election. There is a polarisation taking place. Riots are taking place. There were BJP people involved in the Dadri incident,” the Congress vice president alleged about the September 28 incident in which a man was lynched by a mob over beef-eating rumours.
He continued his tirade against Modi later at a conference of Congress Gram Panchayat members in Bengaluru also, accusing the Prime Minister of of “running” the country from the PMO and with the help of bureaucrats, without giving a chance to party MPs to be heard.