BJP hits back at Chidambaram over polarisation remark

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New Delhi, Feb 28: BJP has hit out at Congress leader P Chidambaram for his remark that 2015 was the worst year in terms of polarisation after 1992, saying his comments have “encouraged” anti-national forces and were aimed at vote bank politics.

“Chidambaram’s comments amount to putting in dock his own government. It is height of vote bank politics. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi should apologise for such statements and also the decision of Rahul Gandhi to go to the JNU to support anti-national forces,” BJP National Secretary Shirkant Sharma said in a statement.

He attacked Chidambaram, a former home and finance minister, for his reported comment that 2015 was the worst year in terms of polarising the country after 1992, when the Babri mosque was demolished.

Sharma said there was no communal polarisation in the country and, if there was a polarisation, he alleged, it was between the national forces and those supporting anti-national people.

He also referred to former home secretary G K Pillai’s statement that the controversial change in the Ishrat Jahan case affidavit was done at the “political level” to flay the Congress leader.

“It is clear now that the case was being used by Congress to falsely target Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Chidambaram is now making these comments as a cover up exercise,” he said,

adding that it showed Congress can stoop to any level to satisfy its lust for power.

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