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People would reject Hindutva clone: Jaitley on Rahul's temple

Press Trust of India  |  Surat 

Senior leader today dismissed vice-president Rahul Gandhi's temple visits amid poll campaign, saying when the original Hindutva party was available, people would reject its "clone".

The Union minister also launched an attack on the previous government, which was led by Manmohan Singh. The former prime minister was also present in Surat today.

"We (BJP) are linked to Hinduism, if people imitate us then what can we do. But the basic principle is, if the original is available, why would people go for a clone?" Jaitley said while replying to questions about Gandhi's temple visits.

He alleged that the Singh-led which ruled for 10 years was the "most corrupt government".

"It was a leaderless It was said that the then prime minister is in office, but not in power. Policy paralysis was the order of the day," the leader said.

"In 1980, had seen that when politics of social polarisation was practised, the agenda of the state changed. But when the came to power, the state left the politics of social polarisation," he said.

"paid a huge political cost in 1980s. The is today attempting to bring back the same old politics. This social polarisation results in division on the basis of caste. It will be a policy diversion from development," Jaitley said.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 21:15 IST