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My yatra is to thwart UPA govt's divisive policies: Advani

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Mumbai, Apr 9 (UNI) Leader of Oppostion in Lok Sabha L K Advani today said his 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' was aimed at creating awareness among the people of India about the ''divisive'' policies of the Congress-led UPA government.

Addressing the public from atop his Rath at Borivali in suburban Mumbai, Mr Advani said, ''BJP will not allow the Congress to undertake the dangerous path of appeasement and trying to create a rift between religious communities. If this continues, the country might break up.'' He cited the example of Muslim head count in the Indian Armed forces and said ''such a thing had never happened in the history of independent India.'' He had decided to undertake the 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' following the bomb blasts at Varanasi to spread awareness against the UPA government, he reiterated.

He said, ''The Congress-led UPA government should know that Indians are against such destructive tendencies.'' Mr Advani arrived in Mumbai more than an hour behind schedule and was given a rousing welcome at Dahisar toll naka here.

Due to the delay in schedule, he did not venture out of his rath to address the party workers at Borivali who had been waiting for him for more than two hours. Mr Advani apologised to the gathering and said, ''I have to address a public meeting at Ghatkopar in the other end of the city before 2200 hrs.'' Mr Advani then left for Ghatkopar where party workers welcomed him enroute at Kandivali, Malad, Goregaon, at Andheri-Kurla road to Ghatkopar, an eastern suburb here.

He is scheduled to address the media at 1030 hrs at Chembur tomorrow morning.

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