BJP hits out at Congress, says the party's 'lust for power' divided the country - Firstpost
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BJP hits out at Congress, says the party's 'lust for power' divided the country


New Delhi: Attacking Congress for accusing the government of spreading the kind of hatred witnessed during the partition, BJP on Thursday alleged Congress divided the country in its lust for power and was now conspiring against the "pro-development" dispensation after being thrown out of power from the Centre and many states.

Now there will be no division of the country and if it happens, it will happen in our enemy country, BJP national secretary

File photo of Shrikant Sharma. YouTube

File photo of Shrikant Sharma. YouTube

said as he hit out at senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks at an event to felicitate Muslim freedom fighters.

"BJP condemns his comments. History is witness that it was Congress which divided the country in its lust for power — Our government is committed to all-round development of the country. Congress is frustrated and conspiring against this government by levelling all kind of baseless charges," he said.

He alleged that a section of media is also involved in disinformation campaign against the government.

People rejected the Congress in 2014 and have thrown it out of power in many states, he said, insisting that the government is working for 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' but is being targeted as a part of conspiracy.

He noted that Congress leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid had targeted the Modi government from Pakistani soil with the former allegedly calling for toppling it.

"The least Congress can do is to not lecture us. We will continue to work for everybody's development," he said.

Azad had on Wednesday accused the Modi government of "creating distances" among people in the country, alleging that attempts were being made to spread hatred of the kind witnessed during the partition.

First Published On : Aug 25, 2016 15:59 IST

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