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Congress, Communists communalising politics: Rajnath

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Mar 11 (UNI) Charging the Congress and Communists with commualising politics in the country, BJP President Rajnath Singh today kickstarted election campaign for his party in West Bengal asserting that a change in the Marxist-ruled state was in the offing with the Election Commission playing a pro-active role.

''The Congress and the Communists have formed a nexus to communalise politics in the country. This is the greatest crime that they are doing,'' he said while addressing a rally here.

Mr Singh alleged that both the Congress and Marxists were pampering the minorities with preferential treatment to create a communal divide in the country.

''Whoever is born in India is our brother. But there should be no preferential treatment to anybody which they are doing. There is no other country in the world which is more secular than us, but the voteries for so-called secularism themselves have created a communal craze'' he said.

The BJP President alleged that the Communist opposition to India's stand against the nuclear programme of Iran was a pointer to their policy.

Earlier, BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitley also criticised the Left parties for having supported the cause for Iran while they had raised strong objection to India's nuclear tests during the Prime Ministership of Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee in 1998.

Alleging that more than two crore Bangladeshi nationals had infiltrated the country, Mr Singh charged the CPI(M) with deliberate inaction on the issue, with an eye on the vote bank.

''The demographic patterns of many places in the country is changing. In West Bengal the Left Government is committing a crime by allowing this to continue,'' he said.

Both Mr Singh and Mr Jaitley claimed that a wind of change was blowing in West Bengal and the BJP, fighting elections in league with the Trinamool Congress, would try to check any division in non-Left votes.

Mr Jaitley, who is in-charge of West Bengal, would hold parleys with Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee to finalise seat sharing for the elections.


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