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BJP yatras will whip up communal frenzy: CWC

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) Expressing ''great concern'' over the proposed BJP 'yatras,' the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, today said the opposition was looking for political gains even from terrorist attacks in Varanasi.

''There was no reason for the BJP to make this terrorist attack as a plea to communalise the whole issue,'' the Congress said in a statement after the CWC meeting, chaired by party President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, among others.

Briefing reporters after the two-hour meeting, AICC General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said the CWC members ''assessed the current political situation,'' but refused to say whether the party's strategy for the April/May assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry figured at the meeting.

Party sources, however, said Ms Gandhi asked CWC members to prepare the organisation and its grass-root workers to effectively put across to the people in the poll-bound states the various steps taken by the UPA government for the welfare of the ''Aam Admi,'' like the rural employment guarantee scheme.

The meeting, held at the official residence of Ms Gandhi at 10 Janpath, also discussed the Indo-US nuclear deal and appreciated Dr Singh and his Cabinet colleagues for negotiating the agreement without compromising national sovereignty.


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