Nothing unterior in ''Narmada Samajik Kumbh'': BJP

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New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) Defending the decision of theMadhya Pradesh government to sponsor ''Narmada Samajik Kumbh'',in the state, BJP today said it would be unfair to seeanything ulterior in the three-day event.

Reacting to questions on apprehensions by the Christiancommunity that the programme was aimed at ''re-conversions'',BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the event was not areligious confluence.

"You can underline is unfair to see anythingulterior in it," she told reporters.

She claimed that state governments often provide fundsfor events which are meant for "public interests".

Congress has opposed the Kumbh on the ground thatKumbh Melas are traditionally organised during a periodspread over 12 years at only four places in the country namelyAllahabad, Ujjain, Nashik and Hardwar.

To this, Sitharaman said "anything which Hindu groupsdo is a headache for Congress."

Christian leaders said they were not opposed to Kumbhbut disapproved of the manner in which pamphlets allegedlycontaining anti-Christian literature were being distributedahead of the event.

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