Congress slams BJP for inviting confrontations

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), asserting that whenever they fall weak, they come up with a communal issue.

Singh said that the BJP wants to visit controversial locations despite knowing the fact that their presence and activities can provoke unrest in the region.

"Whenever Bharatiya Janata Party falls weak they always come up with a communal issue. They will construct temple only at those place where there will be conflicts. They will hoist the flag where there is dispute. They will not hoist the flag at their home or at the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) headquarters," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a book release function here.

"They will hoist saffron flag at RSS headquarters and they will hoist the national flag at the Eid-Gah in Hubli. Where ever there will be controversy they will go there because without it they cannot survive," he added.

The BJP's youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), had launched the Ekta Yatra from Kolkata on January 12, to hoist the tricolour at the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day.

Earlier on Tuesday, scores of BJP activists including party veterans Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Ananth Kumar and Anurag Thakur were taken into custody under Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) while marching towards Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab.

The marchers carrying the national flag in their hands and shouting slogans """Bharat Mata ki jai""" breached the barriers put up by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Singh further held BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani responsible for spreading the terrorism in many states of the country.

"L K Advani-led-chariot rally has given birth to terrorism in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and in the other regions. Babri mosque was demolished and many Hindu-Muslims lost their lives.

After that there was Mumbai bomb blast and many other things thereafter," he added. By Sitesh Dwivedi (ANI)

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