Sadhvi Pragya's case, 'minority appeasement' card of UPA: VHP

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Gangtok, Nov 25 (UNI) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today accused the Congress-led UPA government of intentionally framing Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and other Hindu saints in the Malegaon blast case.

Addressing a press meet here today, VHP national secretary Y Raghavalu said this frame-up exercise by the UPA government was being done in order to send a positive vibe to the minority community for the vote bank politics.

''The Sadhvi and other Hindu saints have been deliberately implicated in the Malegaon blast case by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police at the instance of the Congress-led government at the Centre,'' said Mr Raghavalu.

''The UPA government wants to gain votes of the minority community in the ongoing assembly polls in six states and the Lok Sabha polls due next year by showcasing its secular credentials by framing the members of the Hindu community in the terror cases,'' he said.

Claiming that the Sadhvi and other priests arrested in connection with their alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast cases were innocent, Mr Raghavalu argued that no Hindu could wage war against the nation.

He, however, said the development might embolden the ''Jehadi'' elements to intensify their subversive and militant activities in the country.

Mr Raghavalu claimed that the investigators were torturing the Sadhvi and others accused by making them to undergo narco test. But they will get clean chit soon as was the case with Shankaracharya Jainendra Saraswati, who came out unscathed in criminal case against him, he said.

The VHP leader further slammed the UPA government for compromising with national security by its inability to act tough against infiltrators from across the border in Bangladesh and Pakistan, which he said, were responsible for the recent terror attacks in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Assam and other states this year.

''The illegal infiltration of about 3.5 crore people from Pakistan and Bangladesh is posing a serious threat to the unity and integrity of our country by carrying out terror attacks and seeking to change the demography of Assam and other states in a systemic manner even as the Centre and the Congress-ruled states have turned deaf ears by neither throwing out the illegal migrants nor sealing the porous borders from where the infiltration is taking place,'' Mr Raghavalu said.

Articulating the agendas of the Saffron outift, the VHP leader claimed that the terror attacks, the ongoing trial of Sadhvi Pragya, the illegal infiltration from across the border and conversion of Hindus by Christians were undermining the interests of the majority community.

The VHP had launched multiple programmes across the country to unite the Hindus by prescribing the tenets of Sanskar (character), Seva (service) and Suraksha (security) to maintain the dominance of the majority community.

On the demolition of about 200 temples in anti-encroachment drive in Gujarat, being ruled by the saffron strongman Narendra Modi, Mr Raghavalu demanded that the demolished religious structures be rebuilt by the state government in deference to the sentiments of the majority community.

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