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Cong dubs BJP 'anti-minority, pro-corruption'

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 24: The Congress today assailed the BJP for its ''pro-corruption and anti-minority'' stand in respect of incidents in various states, and said the saffron party stood exposed on these counts.

Stating that the BJP has come out in its true colours by supporting corruption in Karnataka and taking no action against humiliation caused to a Sikh student in Rajasthan, Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said that it has been a ''long journey of opportunism and hypocrisy for the BJP''.

''The party had displayed its anti-minority approach in supporting measures against the minority community in Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh, allowing conversion in Bhilwara against Muslims, committing atrocities against Muslims in Gujarat, causing sufferings to Christians in Kota and giving a clean chit to the main accused Dara Singh in the Staines murder case in Orissa,'' he told mediapersons at a briefing in the precincts of Parliament.

''Now it was the turn of a Sikh whose hair was cut before he assaulted, thrashed and humilated by a person associated with the VHP and BJP in Rajasthan... where even 48 hours after the incident no arrest had been made,'' Mr Singvi said, adding there was a report of some arrest made today, but that seemed to be ''on paper only.'' Blaming the BJP for the ''collusive action'', Mr Singhvi called upon the BJP to apologise to the Sikh community for the inciddent and take deterent action against the wrongdoer.

He said that in Karnataka, the BJP had bent over backwards to support a corrupt regime. ''Instead of distancing itself from the alleged corruption indulged in by the Chief Minister, the BJP had taken action against a person who exposed the scam,'' he said, demanding a high level probe into the charge and filing of a criminal case in the matter.


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