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UPA govt.'s policies dividing country: Rajnath

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New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) BJP President Rajnath Singh has charged the UPA Government with adopting policies which would divide the country and said that it was not keen to fight terrorism.

In an interview with RSS mouthpiece Panchajanya, Mr Singh said the BJP's objection to the Muslim appeasement policy did not mean it opposed the minority community. It was just trying to convey to the community that they should not become a pawn in the hands of political parties indulging in vote bank politics.

Appeasement has not served any purpose in the past nor would it do in the future.

''If appeasement would have helped, then why this government felt the need to constitute the justice Rajender Sachar committee?'' he wondered.

The BJP President said that since the UPA government came to power all its policies have remained divisionary whether it was reservation in the Aligarh Muslim University in the name of religion and granting it the status of a minority institution, giving reservation in the name of religion in Andhra Pradesh, constituting a separate ministry for minorities or its efforts to amend the IMDT Act after the Supreme Court scrapped it so that the efforts to throw away Bangladeshi infilterators could be made ineffective.

He said that during the recent past the number of terrorists attacks have increased,clearly showing that the government has no will to fight terrorism.

Mr Singh said that the Hindu community is divided and blamed political parties for narrow-minded caste based divisions to gain political mileage. He said that India could become a strong nation only if all the communities live together in peace and harmony.

He said that dividing people on the basis of religion would only weaken the country which the present UPA government was doing.

"This is grave attack on the unity of the Indian society. Moreover, during the 50 year rule of the Congress goverment the appeasement policy has not yielded anything and now even the Muslim leaders say that their community has remained backward", he said.

Muslim appeasement has not helped muslims and the educated among the community realise it, Mr Singh observed and hoped that they would participate in his Yatra.

UNI AJ AT BST1730

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