Sachar Committee was UPA’s divisive politics: RajnathMay 4th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 4 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Monday attacked the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government saying it had tried to divide Hindus and Muslims by constituting the Sachar Committee for counting their numbers.
“The UPA government initiated a head count (of the Muslims) in country, including in delicate and most sensitive defence forces, on the basis of religion, which was extremely dangerous to the country,” Rajnath said at a function organised by Ghaziabad Bar Association at Raj Nagar here.
Singh is the BJP candidate from the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency.
“While appeasement of Muslims is said to be ’secular’, anything uttered in the national interest that relates to any Muslim is termed as ‘communal’,” Singh said.
“I will happily accept to be termed as communal for any harsh decision that would be taken in the interest of the country,” he said.
Rajnath said that the UPA abolished the Prevention of Terrorism Act, claiming that it would be used as a weapon against the Muslims. “Terrorism has no religion, no sect. Not all Muslims of the country are terrorists,” he said.
Tags: appeasement, bjp candidate, defence forces, ghaziabad, hindus and muslims, Lok Sabha, muslim, national interest, prevention of terrorism, progressive alliance, rajnath singh, religion, sabha constituency, sect, terrorism act, terrorists, UPA