BJP alleges Maoist nexus with minorities demands probe

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Allahabad, Oct 8 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader and former union minister Murli Manohar Joshi said Maoists claim of Swami Laxmanananda's murder does not put the minority representatives out of suspicion and the matter should be probed thoroughly.

Talking to mediapersons at his residence here today the former Union Human Resource and Development Minister alleged that some minorities indulged in ''mal-practice'' of forcible religious conversion.

''The clash in Kandhamal district was also the result of conversion practice by minority representatives, who were bringing the poor and helpless dalits and tribals into their religion,'' the leader alleged.

''However, Swami Laxmanananda was an obstacle in their way as Swamiji was providing help to the poor and needy in every possible way, thus demotivating the underprivileged for conversion,'' Dr Joshi said.

He further demanded an investigation into the issue and said probe is necessary to bring out the nexus between the maoists and minority.

Censuring the politics over Delhi Jamia Nagar encounter, Dr Joshi said such politics motivates terrorists and demoralise our security forces. He said the parties questioning the encounter were somewhere connected with SIMI.

He also demanded probe to establish the relationship of the party leaders with the SIMI and other terrorist modules.

''Such allegations would serve no purpose but weaken the war against terrorism,'' he maintained.

Replying to a question over the ban on Bajrang Dal, Dr Joshi said if Bajrang Dal is indulging in anti-social and anti-national activities then it should be banned, but only after being found guilty.

Over two recent contradictory statements issued by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Dr Joshi said this is the real face of every Pakistani leaders.

''Nothing new, every Pakistani leader is having the same heart, when Zardari termed militants of Kashmir as terrorists, my sixth sense hinted me that the statement was made either under pressure or to please the United States, '' he added.

He further lauded the state of Gujarat for bagging the Nano project of the Tata group.

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