Congress accuses BJP of 'dividing' society on caste, community

The Congress on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of dividing society on the basis of caste and community, stating that that is the 'real identity' of the ruling party at the Centre.

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of dividing society on the basis of caste and community, stating that that is the 'real identity' of the ruling party at the Centre.

"From religious divide, communal statements, inflammatory, four to five children for Hindu ladies, from ministers making very bizarre statements, no action has been taken. You now have advertisements by BJP directly dividing society on the basis of caste and community. This is the true face and identity of BJP," said Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

"At the national level, they do so with impunity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi practices eloquent silence. At the Delhi election level, they again do it with impunity, officially through advertisements. You may have political fights, elections, you may have MLA elections, but this kind of approach is unique to the BJP," he added.

Earlier on Saturday, the BJP had put up a newspaper advertisement targeting the Aam Aadmi Party and its chief. The ad portrays a caricature of Kejriwal, who swears on his children that he would never join hands with the Congress.

The ad also reportedly refers to him belonging to a 'boisterous' gotra.

This act by the BJP was criticized by various political parties. However, the party has gone silent on the matter.

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