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BJP accuses Congress of dividing the people

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Tuesday alleged it was in the Congress' DNA to divide the people, citing Navjot Singh Sidhu's purported call to the Muslim community to unite to oust

At a press meeting here, the played a video of Sidhu's speech in Araria in Bihar, where the is heard saying minorities in the country are the majority in Araria and if they vote unitedly, the will be "sorted out".

Slamming the Congress,said, "It is part of the Congress' DNA to divide. It is not a new norm in this party."

He attacked for her criticism of the saffron party over its interpretation of nationalism. How does Sidhu's call to 64 per cent of minorities in the area to unite, help the country, he asked.

The might have once played a role in the freedom movement but this party is now known for encouraging "tukde tukde gang" and is seeking evidence of the valour of soldiers, he alleged.

The opposition's action has brought nationalism and national security to the centre stage of election campaigning, he said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 18:10 IST