New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) Calling on the people to hit the streets to fight the UPA government's ''attempt to defame'' the Army and Hindus, the VHP today warned the Congress of a ''Hindu backlash'' if it did not refrain from demoralising the Armed Forces through baseless allegations.
Addressing the media, VHP (Intl) general secretary Pravin Togadia said the Congress-led government would be wiped out if it continued with its 'Pakistani agenda' of demoralising the armed forces by levelling allegations of its complicity in terror attacks.
''Earlier they tried to break the Ram Setu, then deny rightful land rights to Amarnath pilgrims and are now maligning the Hindus through baseless allegations of carrying out terror blasts.'' Claiming that the government had no evidence whatsoever in the Malegaon episode, where it was trying to ''dig out'' a Hindu hand, the VHP leader said, ''I challenge the Congress chief and the Prime Minister to come out in public if they have any evidence.'' He said just to garner Muslim votes in the forthcoming elections, the UPA government was indulging in witch-hunting and added that ''I ask people to finish off this gvernment, through democratic means, as it is out to malign and defame the armed forces and Hindus.'' Stressing that the government lacked the political will to fight ''jehadi forces out to balkanise India'', Mr Togadia said by not hanging Md Afzal and scrapping POTA, the government has proved that it lacked the determination to tackle terror.
The VHP leader also lauded the 'Chandrayan' success, saying it made all Indians, mot just Hindus, proud.
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