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Explain hidden agenda of Yatra, Cong asks BJP

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 3 (UNI) The Congress today asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to ''spell out'' the ''hidden agenda'' behind the two Rath Yatras to be launched by Leader of the Opposition L K Advani and BJP President Rajnath Singh in the country.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad itself has alleged that the previous Rathyatra of Mr Advani was intended to dislodge the then Central Government led by Mr V P Singh, Congress Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told media persons here.

Referring to Mr Advani's charge that those opposing the Rathyatras were pursuing a policy of appeasement of Muslims, Mr Singhvi said the VHP itelf had charged the leader of the opposition with resorting to appeasement of Muslims by carrying out the Rathyatra.

He said Mr Rajnath Singh was preparing a luxurious Rath for his Rathyatra and wondered if the common man would be allowed to board the Rath.

Stating that Rs 1.6 crores had been wasted in moving the BJP MLAs from Jharkhand to Rajasthan, Mr Singhvi asked whether the Jharkhand Government would bear these expenses.

Disagreeing with the view that BJP leader Sanjay Joshi had been given a clean chit after having been involved in a CD scandal, he said it was not clear who had given the clean chit and for what purpose. The lab, where the tapes were sent for testing, had stated that the tapes were of a very inferior quality and vague making it impossible to identify Sanjay Joshi.

It was yet to be found out who had committed the error in ending a bad quality tape to the laboratory, he said.

UNI YS PA BS1842

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