BJP tak­ing coun­try on path of con­flict: Chi­dambaram

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GUWA­HATI: Se­nior Congress leader P Chi­dambaram on Fri­day ac­cused the Bharatiya Janata Party of re­open­ing is­sues that are po­lar­is­ing the coun­try and tak­ing it on a path of con­flict and eco­nomic dis­as­ter.

“The BJP (is) near­ing the end of its term, (and) has res­ur­rected the Hin­dutva agenda,” Chi­dambaram said, point­ing out that Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi had him­self on Au­gust 15, 2014, ap­pealed to the peo­ple to put a mora­to­rium of 10 years on all is­sues that were di­vi­sive and con­tro­ver­sial.

“To­day, that ap­peal has been for­got­ten and the BJP -- from the prime min­is­ter to the chief min­is­ters, min­is­ters and party func­tionar­ies to ‘pracharaks’ to sup­port­ers -has em­braced Hin­dutva and has re­opened ev­ery is­sue that is di­vi­sive, con­tro­ver­sial and po­lar­is­ing,” the for­mer Union min­is­ter told re­porters here.

Chi­dambaram said the Congress was im­pla­ca­bly op­posed to the BJP not be­cause of be­ing a ri­val party. “The op­po­si­tion to BJP is be­cause its vi­sion of In­dia is ma­jori­tar­ian, in­su­lar, ex­clu­sion­ary, dis­crim­i­na­tory, op­pres­sive and il­lib­eral.”

He said it was the duty of the Congress to cau­tion the peo­ple that the BJP was tak­ing the coun­try “on a path of con­flict and eco­nomic dis­as­ter”.

“The BJP had come to power on prom­ises that it never in­tended to ful­fil, and which, any­way, it was in­com­pe­tent to de­liver... Many of those prom­ises were ‘jum­las’...,” he said.

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