BJP indulging in politics of division: Rahul Gandhi

March 31st, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Nander (Maharashtra), March 31 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party, without naming it directly, for indulging in tactics that divide the nation.

Attacking BJP for trying to make the Mumbai terror attacks as a poll issue, Rahul accused it of indulging in politics of division.

“We consider the whole country as one and try to unite the people…Our opponents indulge in the politics of dividing the nation,” Gandhi said, addressing his first poll rally in this region.

“Some of these parties (opposition), do politics of religion, others of caste. Another difference between the opposition and us (Congress) is that we see India from the point of view of the Aam Aadmi (common man),” Rahul remarked.

Hailing the pro-poor policies of the UPA government, he said in 2004 the slogan of the BJP was “India Shining” which no one in the villages understands.

“Their thinking (BJP) is not for the poor but the rich. They talk of the stock market…When someone reaches out to the poor, they make fun of it terming it as a drama. They are not bothered what a poor man is thinking and wants,” Gandhi said.

Pointing the BJP-led NDA government’s regime during its tenure, Rahul raised the issue of IC-814 Kandhar plane hi-jacking incident.

“They are talking of terrorism…When they were in government, they did not talk about it. They call our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as weak. But when they were in government, they bowed before the terrorists, a minister went to Kandahar and released terrorists,” Rahul said. (ANI)

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