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BJP and RSS have raked up issues like Uniform Civil Code and triple talaq to "polarise the country" by making Hindus and Muslims fight each other, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here today.
The leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha asked the BJP-led Central government to let Muslims decide on the matter of 'talaq'.
"The BJP and RSS want to make Hindus and Muslims fight each other. Issues like triple talaq and Uniform Civil Code are being discussed and debated on television channels. This (TV debates) is not being down due to any sympathy (for Muslim women), rather done to polarise the country through a well-planned strategy," he said addressing a conference of Scheduled Caste and Minorities.
"Their (BJP-RSS) strategy is to make Muslims fight Muslims on triple talaq while Hindus fight Muslims on Uniform Civil Code. Let the matter of talaq be decided by the minorities themselves," he said.
Azad, who inaugurated the conference organised by Bihar Congress, claimed that BJP and RSS were raising these matters to divert attention from issues plaguing common people like price rise, unemployment, bringing back black money etc.
He dubbed the BJP government's regime worse than the British Raj, saying the latter never inspected the fridge or kitchen of an individual to check meat and or see what one ate in a university.
"Senior leaders of BJP always say that there is a Jungle Raj in Bihar. But today the 'law of jungle' is prevailing in the country under NDA regime," he said.
People had been safe during the Congress regimes in states and at the Centre, but today they, specially dalits and minorities, are unsafe and insecure, he added.
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