Rahul Gandhi criticizes BJP for its ‘politics of division’

March 31st, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Ahmedabad, Mar 31 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to make the Mumbai terror attacks as a poll issue, saying the saffron party was indulging in the politics of division.

“They are talking about terrorism. When they were in government, they did not talk about it. 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 while addressing a rally here.

He claimed that ’some parties’ were trying to do politics of religion.

“Some of these parties do politics of religion, others of caste. The difference between the BJP and the Congress is that we see India from the point of view of the common man,” he added.

Gandhi attacked the BJP for its alleged ‘anti-poor policies’.

“Their thinking is not for the poor but the rich. They talk of the stock market. They are not bothered what a poor man is thinking. When they were in government before 2004, I do not remember them doing anything for the poor,” he added.

The Congress leader also criticized the BJP for its allegation against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

“They call our Prime Minister weak. But when they were in government, they bowed before the terrorists. A minister went to Kandahar and released terrorists. If we talk about Manmohan Singh, he did everything to take the country forward,” he claimed. (ANI)

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