BJP uses polarisation as a tool when it loses on all other fronts, says Congress' Pramod Tiwari

New Delhi: The Congress has accused the BJP of using polarisation as a "tool" when it loses on all other fronts.

File image of Pramod Tiwari. Image courtesy: Twitter/@pramodtiwari700

File image of Pramod Tiwari. Image courtesy: Twitter/@pramodtiwari700

Speaking to reporters in the capital on Monday, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said his party does not believe in the politics of polarisation and makes efforts to ensure it does not happen. "Polarisation is a tool used by the BJP after it loses on all other fronts," he said.

The Congress leader, however, evaded a question over Karnataka chief minister Siddharamaiah raising the 2002 Godhra riots issue ahead of elections in the state, saying he was not aware of the speech as he was in Parliament.

He said Karnataka has been a "model state" even if one looks at the data provided by the Centre, and contradicted the figures cited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech. "If there is any model state, it is Karnataka," he said.

Tiwari also criticised the use of force by the police in eliminating criminals during encounters and said force should be used to arrest a criminal as allowed under the law.

The Congress leader also lamented what he called the emergence of a new trend wherein policemen get rewards and promotions on the basis of killings criminals in encounters.

Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 07:59 AM

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